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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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Particulars for Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life:
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Narrative Arts Factual concerned with what is actually true rather than interpretations of or reactions to it
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story




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