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Quicksilver (Baroque Cycle, Volume One)

Author: Stephenson, Neal

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

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Quicksilver (Baroque Cycle, Volume One) : Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver is here. A monumental literary feat that follows the author's critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Cryptonomicon, it is history, adventure, science, truth, invention, sex, absurdity, piracy, madness, death, and alchemy. It sweeps across continents and decades with the power of a roaring tornado, upending kings, armies, religious beliefs, and all expectations. It is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe - London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds - risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox ... and Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent a contentious continent through the newborn power of finance.

Category   Subject
Fiction   Historical

ISBN 13:9780380977420
ISBN 10:0380977427
Size:9.40" l x 6.00" w x 2.30" h
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