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The trials of Dr. Daniel Waterhouse and the Natural Philosophers increase one hundredfold in an England plagued by the impending war and royal insecurities, as the beautiful and ambitious Eliza plays a most dangerous game as double agent and confidante of enemy kings.
The Baroque Cycle, Neal Stephenson’s award-winning series, spans the late 17th and early 18th centuries, combining history, adventure, science, invention, piracy, and alchemy into one sweeping tale. It is a gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive historical epic populated by the likes of Isaac Newton, William of Orange, Benjamin Franklin, and King Louis XIV, along with some of the most inventive literary characters in modern fiction.
This novel, as well as the complete and unabridged presentation of The Baroque Cycle, was produced in cooperation with Neal Stephenson. Each volume includes an exclusive introduction read by the author.
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Neal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.Review:
“Genius . . . You’ll wish it were longer.” (Time magazine)
“[QUICKSILVER] explores the philosophical concerns of today . . . through thrillingly clever, suspenseful and amusing plot twists.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Sprawling, irreverent, and ultimately profound.” (Newsweek)
“A sprawling, engrossing tale.” (Seattle Times)
“Stephenson’s new machine is a wonderment to behold. A-” (Entertainment Weekly)
“An astonishing achievement.” (Sunday Telegraph)
“[QUICKSILVER] is a rare thing: a 1,000-page book that you don’t want to end. (San Antonio Express-News)
“[O]ften brilliant and occassionally astonishing ...[QUICKSILVER] has wit, ambition and ... moments of real genius.” (Book World)
“[A]n awe-inspiring book, stuffed with heart-stopping action scenes ... and a treasure trove of forgotten historical lore.” (Book)
“Dense, witty, erudite ... and gripping ... a far more impressive literary endeavor than most so-called “serious” fiction.” (Independent)
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Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2011. Audio CD. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1611062268
Book Description Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, 2011. Compact Disc. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.25x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1611062268