Buy new:
AED 59.42
Import Fees Deposit Included

AED 55.39
Estimated Import Fees Deposit:
AED 4.03
AED 59.42

We will collect the Import Fees Deposit at the time of your purchase and use it to cover applicable taxes and duties on import. Learn more. The total may change depending on the chosen shipping option and items in cart during checkout.

Only 3 left in stock - order soon
US imports may differ from local products.Additional terms apply. Learn More.

Amazon Global Store

  • International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
  • Any warranty descriptions were intended for purchasers in the country of origin. Warranty may not be valid in the UAE.
  • Learn more about Amazon Global Store.
[{"displayPrice":"AED 59.42","priceAmount":59.42,"currencySymbol":"AED","integerValue":"59","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"42","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":true,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"CwksDQrBBc%2FEBCD8B4uJuJjB2ISGK85SJbtsEkoPpVPGuQSwFOtRE8nzflNdlDKHe2oYSgl67MsdNQWinryKr1aXxmpMBs5L4ckiRiT%2BRX3XNFUuCCr%2BIDWM826npkV5OCEbg8BDzNRMpdYAcKIQ5hKB9MNIr7h33HARlaF00r0h4BRQxf6El4khFkHUJlCP","locale":"en-AE","buyingOptionType":"NEW"}]
AED AED 59.42 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
AED AED 59.42
Initial payment breakdown
Delivery cost, date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Secure transaction
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Find out more
Ships from
Amazon US
Sold by
Secure transaction
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Find out more
Ships from
Amazon US
Sold by
The Invention of Everythi... has been added to your cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The Invention of Everything Else Paperback – 1 March 2009

4.3 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

New from Used from
Paperback, 1 March 2009
AED 59.42
AED 56.00

Purchase options and add-ons

Product description


"An engaging portrait...and a poignant one of Tesla...There's much food for thought here and some very beautiful prose." Kirkus Reviews

"Hunt (The Seas) delivers a breathtaking novel that is both difficult to classify and impossible to ignore." Library Journal

"Oddly charming and pleasantly peculiar, Hunt's novel offers a unique perspective on hope and imagining life's possibilities." Booklist, ALA

"Inspires both awe and envy...Hunt seems to achieve this blend effortlessly...making it more remarkable still with her own offbeat sensibility." Bookpage

"A New York City chambermaid sparks a friendship with oddball inventor Nikola Tesla in Samantha Hunt's dazzling novel." Vanity Fair

"Sophisticated pastiche of science fiction, fantasy, melodrama, and historical anecdote...It all adds up to a precocious math of human marvel." Elle

"Former real-life scientist Nikola Tesla befriends a fictional hotel chambermaid in Samantha Hunt's ingenious work of historical fiction." Marie Claire

"Hunt's magical new novel is a love letter to one of the world's most remarkable inventors...For a moment...everything seems possible." The Washington Post

"[Hunt] puts her considerable talents to work...Tesla's crafted with an intensity...that makes the heart beat faster." Los Angeles Times

"Full of vivid imagery, sounds, memories...this novel is a sweet story of just how normal it is to be different." Boston Globe

"Hunt's history-steeped tale...reminds us that science necessitates creativity, which also, of course, is the essence of literature." The San Francisco Chronicle

"In her vivid reimagining...Hunt pursues the links between science and creativity and storytelling and invention to their logical extreme." New York Magazine

"Glorious...pages of prose: daring and delicious, perfectly calibrated, fresh but not raw, original but neither off-putting nor disconcertingly strange." The Chicago Tribune

"[INVENTION is] a smart, colorful novel about aspiration and wish fulfillment in a world...engineers can't control." - The Believer

"Hunt's fascination with language is unmistakable, resulting in beautiful, intimate observations . . . elegant, inspired." The Village Voice

" wishes these scenes would never end...[it] takes its readers back to a kindler, gentler New York." - LA Weekly

"Hunt weaves the stranger-than-fiction facts...into an engaging novel...that crackles with the possibility and promise of scientific innovation." - Seed

"An electrified, magnetized concoction that pleases, teases and dazzles...takeoff soaring with her, you will not be disappointed..." - The Oregonian

"The author is rapturous, vividly in love with her subjects and her characters." - New York Observer

"[Hunt's] novel might be 2008's 'Special Topics in Calamity Physics'...soulful and scientific at the same time." - Velocity Weekly

"Hunt weaves history and imagination to create a seductively original world..." -- Heidi Julavits, author of The Uses of Enchantment

"A highwire performance by a soulful and wildly intelligent writer." -- Rene Steinke, author of the NBA-nominated Holy Skirts

"You hold in your hands an important, fun, educational, magic read." -- Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng --

From the Back Cover

"Full of vivid imagery, sounds, memories, and dreams, this novel is a sweet story of just how normal it is to be different."
Boston Globe

From the moment Louisa first catches sight of the strange man who occupies a forbidden room on the thirty-third floor, she is determined to befriend him. Unbeknownst to Louisa, he is Nikola Tesla inventor of AC electricity and wireless communication and he is living out his last days at the Hotel New Yorker. Winning his attention through a shared love of pigeons, she eventually uncovers the story of Tesla's life as a Serbian immigrant and a visionary genius: as a boy he built engines powered by June bugs, as a man he dreamed of pulling electricity from the sky. The mystery deepens when Louisa reunites with an enigmatic former classmate and faces the loss of her father as he attempts to travel to the past to meet up with his beloved wife. Before the week is out, Louisa must come to terms with her own understanding of love, death, and the power of invention.

"Remarkable . . . It is a rare thing for a writer to conjure belief and true understanding, but with
The Invention of Everything Else, Samantha Hunt has accomplished exactly that."
Philadelphia Inquirer

Vanity Fair

Marie Claire

A Borders Original Voices Selection

A Book Sense Pick

Samantha Hunt is the author of the acclaimed first novel,
The Seas, which in 2006 won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker and McSweeney's. She lives in New York."

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; First Edition (1 March 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 054708577X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0547085777
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.49 x 1.6 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
70 global ratings

Top reviews from United Arab Emirates

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from United Arab Emirates

Top reviews from other countries

berit pedersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Beautiful.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 11 November 2019
Verified Purchase
Stanley Cannon
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my Style
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 20 January 2013
Verified Purchase
fabrizio fontana
5.0 out of 5 stars everything else
Reviewed in Italy 🇮🇹 on 22 February 2017
Verified Purchase
2.0 out of 5 stars がっかり
Reviewed in Japan 🇯🇵 on 24 February 2013
Verified Purchase
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 18 November 2011
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
One person found this helpful