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A case of curiosities

Allen Kurzweil

A case of curiosities

by Allen Kurzweil

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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAllen Kurzweil.
The Physical Object
Pagination358p.
Number of Pages358
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18091451M
ISBN 100345380576
OCLC/WorldCa27819440

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  PRAISE FOR" A CASE OF CURIOSITIES" "What John Fowles did for the 19th century with The French Lieutenant's Woman and Umberto Eco did for the 14th with The Name of the Rose Kurzweil now does for the late 18th century with A Case of Curiosities. [A] captivating novel."-San Francisco Chronicle show more/5().   More Curiosities in the Jeff Epstein Case. by Louis J. Wasser Decem 2 comments That his little black book of contacts has gone missing? All the evidence points to a man who was involved in a large-scale blackmail operation, possibly at the behest of a foreign power. His most recent arrest made him a liability, and therefore.

Our retreat was titled, 'A Case of Curiosities '. We signed up for the week withou t a clear idea of what we were creating, but we had faith in our teachers that whatever they planned, it would be incredible. The first art warm-up we completed was to go on a scave nger h unt for found nature objects to create a . In the 19th century, New Yorkers flocked to collections of strange and grotesque oddities called "cabinets of curiosities." Now, in lower Manhattan, a modern apartment tower is .


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A unique adventure lurks in the pages of a Case of Curiosities: one mans life, dreams, aspirations, failures and adventures following a highly unusual vocation. Stimulated to curiosity after the purchase of a memory box, the author begins a very detailed journey through 18th century France, Paris in particular, following the adventures of Cited by: 1.

The Case of Curiosities is just such a book. Set in 18th century France, this is less an historical novel than a detailed portrait of a life where every daub of paint is both vivid and fascinating.

An entertaining From my Summer Reading List blog post (May, )/5. A case of curiosities book Case of Curiosities: A Novel (Harvest Book) - Kindle edition by Kurzweil, Allen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Case of Curiosities: A Novel (Harvest Book)/5(26).

The tower of Amasa Stone Chapel, completed inis adorned on three sides with smiling angels. The west side, however, features a menacing gargoyle, sparking what is probably the most persistent legend concerning the campus. As the story goes, the trustees of Western Reserve University decided.

: A case of curiosities: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.

Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Price: $   A Case of Curiosities: A Novel - Ebook written by Allen Kurzweil. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Case of Curiosities: A Novel/5(8).

Cabinets of Curiosities was an excellent sourcebook for my last assessment for University, which involved creating my own collection of curiosities for my fine arts class.

I've been fascinated with the topic for a long time, and decided that it was time for me to add a /5. This odd first novel, set in 18th-century Europe, begins with the removal of an unusual mole (a collector's item for the surgeon) and ends with one ingenious mechanical object (a Talking Head) being severed by another (a guillotine): things, in other words, get as much play as people in a novel that sometimes reads more like a museum tour.

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The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly).Preston and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie.

They are coauthors of the famed /5(). The Cabinet of Curiosities is another novel by the bestselling team of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. In this novel, Nora Kelly and Bill Smithback make another appearance, along with Special Agent Pendergast, the curious FBI agent from New Orleans.

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Allen Kurzweil was named a "Best Young American Novelist" by Granta for A Case of Curiosities, his first novel.

He has been the recipient of Guggenheim and Fullbright Fellowships, and a Fellow of the New York Public Library for Scholars and Writers. His fiction has been honored in the United States, France, Italy, and Ireland/5(5). “A Case of Curiosities really is brilliant. Also witty, learned, ingenious, sly, and bawdy.” —Entertainment Weekly “What John Fowles did for the 19th century with The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Umberto Eco did for the 14th with The Name of the Rose.

4/5. Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find A Case of Curiosities () by Kurzweil, Allen/5(). Cabinets of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer; also Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were notable collections of term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology.

A Case of Curiosities Allen Kurzweil, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book. The twin aspects of the book expose themselves in the opening pages, in which the narrator describes his acquiring a case of curiosities at a Paris auction in.

THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES is the name given to what was a 19th century museum for the lower classes. Part circus sideshow, part collection, part Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not, the cabinets were a collection of oddities, always strange, often grotesque, and occasionally fraudulent.

THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES begins on the.THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES is so much fun to listen to because it is classic Pendergast. He blackmails, manipulates, and smooth talks his way through any situation.

A continuous thorn in the side of the "authority figures" he is a true friend to the regular folks, and has a huge array of contacts he can call on when needed.The Cabinet of Curiosities is a thriller novel by American writers Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, released on June 3, by Grand Central Publishing.

This is the third installment in the Special Agent Pendergast series. 4 External links. Dr. Nora Kelly's life as an archaeologist at New York City's American Museum of Natural History Author: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston.