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Author Irwin, Jane, 1974- author, illustrator.

Title Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton / written and illustrated by Jane Irwin ; foreword by Nisi Shawl.

Publication Info. Kalamazoo, Mich. : Fiery Studios, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  GRAPHIC NOVEL IRWIN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Young Adult Graphic Novel  YA-IRW    Check Shelf
Description 211 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Note "Most of the material contained within originally appeared on in webcomic format"--verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211).
Summary In 1769, the court of Empress Maria Theresa witnessed one of that era's most amazing feats of engineering: a machine that could play chess. Artfully constructed by a Hungarian nobleman named Wolfgang von Kempelen, the chess machine played a unique game against each opponent, far surpassing the abilities of all its fellow automata. Throughout its eighty-five year career, audiences across Europe and the Americas flocked to see the mechanical marvel seemingly capable of human intelligence; Napoleon, Charles Babbage, and Benjamin Franklin were among its challengers, and Edgar Allen Poe wrote an essay attempting to explain how it worked.
Subject Kempelen, Wolfgang von, 1734-1804 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Kempelen, Wolfgang von, 1734-1804. (OCoLC)fst00283914
Chronological Term 1700 - 1899
Subject Automaton chess players -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Hoaxes -- History -- 18th century -- 19th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Chess -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Automaton chess players. (OCoLC)fst00822814
Chess. (OCoLC)fst00853777
Hoaxes. (OCoLC)fst01750258
Austria -- History -- Maria Theresa, 1740-1780 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Austria. (OCoLC)fst01204901
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Shawl, Nisi, contributor of foreword.
ISBN 9780974311029 (paperback)
0974311022 (paperback)
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