Also on these boards
Designer of case and enamel: Lucien Falize (French, 1839–1897), 1881. Clockmaker: Firm of Le Roy et Fils (1828–1898). Artist: Léon Chédeville (died 1883). Clock, 1881. French, Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1991 (1991.113a–f)
This clock represents time and the role it plays in the novel. The novel is told in a non chronological order which represents the absurdity of time. In truth, time, in the novel as well as real life, is simply a man-made illusion and truly means noting unless one decides it does.