A case of curiosities

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992 - Fiction - 358 pages
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A young inventor in preindustrial Europe constructs his greatest device, a masterpiece that proves to be his downfall, leading to an execution as tragic as that of Marie Antoinette and one that is much more bizarre. Filled with erotic watches, stuffed birds, imaginary beasts and real decapitations, this story of a remarkable invention ultimately yields the invention of a remarkable story.

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User Review  - andrewlorien - LibraryThing

I found this book tried to be too clever. I thought maybe it's just my age, and that i might have enjoyed it more 20 years ago when i knew less and was more impressed by clever things - but i found a ... Read full review

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

A very different writing style that was at times pulled off well and others found to be tedious. The was distraction and digression that complicated the direction. I thought to myself that the book ... Read full review


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