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The Blind Contessa's New Machine

A Novel

By Carey Wallace

The Blind Contessa's New Machine
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2010,
    224 pages.

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    love and technology
    A love story about 19th century Italian aristocrats, both of whom are married to "good matches" who are wrong for them. When the woman goes blind, the man - an amateur scientist - builds a precursor of a typewriter for her so she can send him messages. Lots of lovely flowery language about details of what is seen and/or imagined, but no real depth in the characters or chemistry between them. One senses that the author wants the reader to ache wistfully for the hopeless lovers, but there isn't quite enough to draw one in to this extent.
  • Bess W. (Marlton, US)


    Fly away with me
    This tender love story by Carey Wallace will transport you along with Carolina into a world of dreams. I was so captivated by the story that I read it in one sitting. This book would be an excellent choice for book clubs. There are many topics which would be open for discussion--especially that of dreams and fantasies and where they can take us.
    FYI--not only did Turri invent the writing machine but he also invented carbon paper which is what Carolina used in her letter writing.
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