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The Revolt of Aphrodite

Lawrence Durrell

When a genius inventor is seduced by a mysterious firm to create a robot, technology may save him – or be his undoing … Lose yourself in this dystopian novel by the bestselling author of The Alexandria Quartet.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571362448
Date Published
17.06.2021
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Summary

When a genius inventor is seduced by a mysterious firm to create a robot, technology may save him – or be his undoing … Lose yourself in this dystopian novel by the bestselling author of The Alexandria Quartet.

‘A superb craftsman and stylist.’
New York Times

Felix Charlock is a world-famous inventor. His scientific genius draws him into the web of a sinister multinational corporation called Merlin who recruit him for their own ends. When Felix is married into this wealthy family, ‘The Firm’ sets him an impossible project, demanding that he reinvents his former lover as a living, breathing replica. But creating this perfect robot facsimile heralds a new era of destruction, threatening not only Felix’s sanity, but his very existence …

Consisting of two novels – Tunc and its sequel, Numquam The Revolt of Aphrodite is a dystopian novel of ideas, rich in mystery and drama, with an epic global sweep and dazzling cast. Showing literary master Lawrence Durrell at his most conceptually ambitious, this tale of a modern Frankenstein will revolutionise the way you view technology forever.

‘Scenes of wild and deliberate fantasy … [of] peculiar and disturbing poignancy.’ New Statesman

‘Such readability … Few writers can tell a story better.’ Observer

Critic Reviews

A virtuoso, capable of extraordinary feats.

New York Times
Critic Reviews

Scenes of wild and deliberate fantasy ... [of] peculiar and disturbing poignancy.

New Statesman
Critic Reviews

Such readability ... Few writers can tell a story better.

Observer
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Lawrence Durrell was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Born in 1912 in India to British colonial parents, he was sent to school in England and later moved to Corfu with his family – a period which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals – later filmed as The Durrells in Corfu – and which…

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