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Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Difference Engine

An imagined 1885: the Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven, cybernetic engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time.
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Chapter Analysis of The Difference Engine

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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