The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100095979
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481564182
Narrator/s: Stephen Hoye
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In this luminous novel, Dominic Smith reinvents the life of one of photography's founding fathers. In 1839, Louis Daguerre's invention took the world by storm. A decade later, he is sinking deep into delusions brought on by exposure to mercury, the very agent that allowed his daguerreotype process. Believing the world will end within one year, he creates his "Doomsday List," ten items he must photograph before the final day. It includes a woman he has always loved but has not seen in half a century. Paris in 1847 was a city of Bohemian excess and social unrest. Into this strange and beguiling world, Louis Daguerre sets off to capture his doomsday images, with the help of the womanizing poet Baudelaire and a beautiful prostitute named Pigeon, in this moving story of ruined love, fame unraveling, and a prodigious mind coming undone.

Author(s): Dominic Smith
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2006

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Author(s): Dominic Smith
Product Number EB00571525
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416551904

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