King of the Vagabonds

The Baroque Cycle #2

by Neal Stephenson

On Sale: 02/28/2006

King of the Vagabonds

The Baroque Cycle #2

by Neal Stephenson

On Sale: 02/28/2006

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About the Book

A chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin-turned-legendary swashbuckling adventurer -- 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.

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Critical Praise

“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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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060833176
  • ISBN 10: 0060833173
  • Imprint: HarperTorch
  • On Sale: 02/28/2006
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General

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