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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle

Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle

Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle
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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle

by Stephenson, Neal

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0060593083
ISBN 13
9780060593087
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Perennial, 2004. Volume 1 of the Baroque cycle. Some scuff and chafing to this Reliable paperback edition. Light shelf wear to the covers and the page edge. The text flows clearly. USEFUL!. Paperback. Good.

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Set against the backdrop of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Quicksilver tells the intertwining tales of 3 unforgettable main characters (descendants of characters from Cryptonomicon) as they traverse a landscape populated by mad alchemists, Barbary pirates, and bawdy courtiers, as well as historical figures including Ben Franklin, William of Orange, Louis XIV, and many others. This breathtaking story ranges from the American colonies to the Tower of London to the glittering palace at Versailles, and all manner of places in between — and plays out during a singular nexus point in history, when rationality triumphed over mysticism, monarchy was overthrown, markets become free, and religious tolerance gained ground over harsh oppression. 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. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life -- a historical epic populated by the likes of Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton, William of Orange, Benjamin Franklin, and King Louis XIV -- Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ... (From Overdrive)

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
PBText523090132
Title
Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle
Author
Stephenson, Neal
Format/Binding
Paperback
Book Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 10
0060593083
ISBN 13
9780060593087
Publisher
Perennial
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date Published
2004
LCCN
2002035752
Bookseller catalogs
Spring/Summer 2009;

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