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The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman By Angela Carter

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter

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Summary

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.

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman Summary

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter

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.

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman Reviews

'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 *

About 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.

Additional information

GOR005356481
9780141192390
0141192399
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-02-03
288
N/A
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