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Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1

Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1 (Mass Market Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, 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.

Praise for Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1…


“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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060833165
ISBN-13: 9780060833169
Published: HarperTorch, 02/01/2006
Pages: 480
Language: English