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Case of Curiosities
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date February 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345380579
ISBN-10 0345380576
Dimensions 0.77 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $10.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Claude Page, an inventor living in France on the eve of the Revolution, embarks upon a ribald and eventful life in his quest to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Hailed by critics for its brilliance, A CASE OF CURIOSITIES begins In France, on the eve of the Revolution, when young man named Claude Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. In the courst of his career filled with violence and passion, Claude learns and creates many things. But his greatest device, a talking mechanical head, leads to an execution as tragic as that of Marie Antoinette, and far more bizarre.
"Captivating...marvelously re-creates an unfamiliar world [and] also successfully imitates the style of writing associated with novelists of the age."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780151157938
 
from Harcourt (January 1, 1992)
9780151157938 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $19.95
About: After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345380579
 
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 1, 2001)
9780156012898 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $21.95
About: After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device.
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Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (February 1, 1993); titled "Case of Curiosities"
9780345380579 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.77 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $10.00
About: After acquiring the skills of an expert enamelist and watchmaker as a child in preindustrial Europe, Claude Page flees to Paris and struggles with the help of friends to invent his greatest device

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