The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

A Novel

Book - 2006
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When the vision came, he was in the bathtub. So begins the madness of Louis Daguerre. In 1847, after a decade of using poisonous mercury vapors to cure his daguerreotype images, his mind is plagued by delusions. Believing the world will end within one year, Daguerre creates his "Doomsday List" -- ten items he must photograph before the final day. The list includes a portrait of Isobel Le Fournier, a woman he has always loved but not spoken to in half a century.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780743271240
0743271246
Branch Call Number: Fic Smit
Characteristics: 306 p ; 21 cm.

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