Modern Classics The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor Hoffman by Angela CarterModern Classics The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter

Modern Classics The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor Hoffman

byAngela Carter

Paperback | March 29, 2011

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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 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 her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio's city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and sexual excess. A satirical tale of magic and sex, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth, love and identity.
Angela Carter was born in 1940 of a Scottish father and Yorkshire mother. She read English at Bristol University, and after escaping an early marriage went to live in Japan for a number of years. She wrote nine novels, which blend fantasy, science fiction and gothic, and is often referred to as a writer of magic realism. She died in 19...
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Title:Modern Classics The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor HoffmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.65 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141192399

ISBN - 13:9780141192390

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