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The infernal desire machines of Doctor Hoffman

Author: Angela Carter; Ali Smith
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2011.
Series: Penguin modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Desiderio, an employee of the city, which is under a bizarre realit attack from Dr. Hoffman's mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to appear to him in his dreams. Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals, centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Carter; Ali Smith
ISBN: 9780141192390 0141192399
OCLC Number: 663438071
Notes: Originally published: St. Albans: Hart-Davis, 1972.
Published as The way of dreams. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
Description: xii, 271 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics.
Responsibility: Angela Carter ; with an introduction by Ali Smith.

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Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman's mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman  Read more...

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'One of the most original, radical and stylish fiction writers of the twentieth century' * Independent * She belonged at the centre of the literature of her time -- Salman Rushdie * New York Times *

 
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