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Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life

  • Original Title: Living Dolls
  • Type: Book
  • Length: 352 pages

Living Dolls or Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life is a non-fiction book that explores humanity's age-old obsession with moving dolls and speaking robots, intelligent machines and bionic men, especially 18th and 19th century automatons (mechanical, wind-up figures). The book was an inspiration for author Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret - AsNotedIn




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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
2002/00/00 Gaby Wood Author Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life published in the United kingdom as 'Living Dolls'
2002/00/00 Faber and Faber Publisher Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life published in the United kingdom as 'Living Dolls'
2003/00/00 Brian Selznick Brian Selznick is inspired to write 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' after reading 'Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life'

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