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The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

by Angela Carter
£9.99   paperback  Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) (2011)

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.

ISBN 13: 9780141192390 | ISBN 10: 0141192399

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