Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1 by Neal StephensonQuicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1 by Neal Stephenson

Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1

byNeal Stephenson

Mass Market Paperback | January 31, 2006

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In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues 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.
Neal Stephenson is the author of Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine?s top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Title:Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:January 31, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060833165

ISBN - 13:9780060833169

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best character development Nobody does character development like Stephenson. Eliza and Jack are so good I could read them forever. Real wit coupled with a bold honesty and fearless spirit, each expressed individually, embodies all of the main characters. The history is interesting, the adventures invigorating, and the personal quests compelling. There's a reason this was a NY Times best seller for so long. A great read, a great experience.
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