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Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle No. 1)

 
 
 
 
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle No. 1)
Author: Neal Stephenson
ISBN 13: 9780060833169
ISBN 10: 60833165
Edition: The Baroque Cycle No. 1
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: 2006-01-31
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $7.99
 
 

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.

The New York Times

Stephenson clearly never intended Quicksilver to be one of those meticulously accurate historical novels that capture ways of thought of times gone by. Instead, it explores the philosophical concerns of today...At its best, the novel does this through thrillingly clever, suspenseful and amusing plot twists.—Polly Shulman