Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

By: Neal Stephenson

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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.

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 ...

Title: Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

Author Name: Neal Stephenson

Categories: Action & Adventure,

Publisher: William Morrow: 2003-09

ISBN Number: 0380977427

ISBN Number 13: 9780380977420

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Jacket Condition: Edges are lightly creased. light

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 045744

Description: Hardcover with dust jacket in good minus condition. Binding weak. 1st Edition. light edge wear. Pages clean.