The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
By (author) Angela Carter
Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter
Book DescriptionDesiderio, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141192390
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"Originally published in 1991 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain"-- T.p. verso.
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Author Biography - Angela Carter
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 1992. Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.
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