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The mercury visions of Louis Daguerre : a novel

Author: Dominic Smith
Publisher: New York : ATRIA Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When the vision came, he was in the bathtub. So begins the madness of Louis Daguerre. In 1847, after a decade of using poisonous mercury vapors to cure his daguerreotype images, his mind is plagued by delusions. Believing the world will end within one year, Daguerre creates his "Doomsday List"--Ten items he must photograph before the final day. The list includes a portrait of Isobel Le Fournier, a woman he has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre; Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Smith
ISBN: 0743271149 9780743271141
OCLC Number: 62675985
Description: 306 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Dominic Smith.
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This unforgettable debut novel re-imagines the life of Louis Daguerre, one of the early inventors of photography, whose mind unravels from mercury poisoning as he strives to find the love of his  Read more...

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"In its evocation of the artist as lover thwarted by time and death, it captures some of the sweetness of feeling of "La Bohe me." By the time it reaches its final pages, "The Mercury Visions of Read more...

 
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