A Case of Curiosities by Allen Kurzweil ARC Advance Reading Copy Proof Book
Title: A Case of Curiosities
Author: Allen Kurzweil
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Collectible: ARC First Edition, 1st Printing
Condition: ARC. First Edition / 1st Printing. In very good shape with light wear to cover. No markings. "Dash" remainder mark on bottom edge. SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Genre: Literary Historical Fiction
In France, on the eve of the Revolution, a young man named Claude
Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his
time. In the course of a career filled with violence and passion, Claude
learns the arts of enameling and watchmaking from an irascible,
defrocked abbé, apprentices himself to a pornographic bookseller, and
applies his erotic erudition to the seduction of the wife of an impotent
wigmaker. But it is Claude's greatest device-a talking mechanical
head-that both crowns his career and leads to an execution as tragic as
that of Marie Antoinette, and far more bizarre.
Hailed by critics for the shimmering brilliance of its inventions and its uncanny fidelity to the textures of the past, A Case of Curiosities places
Allen Kurzweil securely in the ranks of the finest literary artists of our time.