King of the Vagabonds (Baroque Cycle)

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9780060833176: King of the Vagabonds (Baroque Cycle)

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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"Genius . . . You'll wish it were longer." -- Time magazine

"Sprawling, irreverent, and ultimately profound." -- Newsweek

"An astonishing achievement." -- Sunday Telegraph

"A sprawling, engrossing tale." -- Seattle Times

A sprawling, engrossing tale. --Seattle Times

An astonishing achievement. --Sunday Telegraph

"An astonishing achievement."--Sunday Telegraph

"Sprawling, irreverent, and ultimately profound."--Newsweek

"Dense, witty, erudite ... and gripping ... a far more impressive literary endeavor than most so-called "serious" fiction."--Independent

"Genius . . . You'll wish it were longer."--Time magazine

"[O]ften brilliant and occassionally astonishing ...[QUICKSILVER] has wit, ambition and ... moments of real genius."--Book World

"[QUICKSILVER] explores the philosophical concerns of today . . . through thrillingly clever, suspenseful and amusing plot twists."--New York Times Book Review

"[QUICKSILVER] is a rare thing: a 1,000-page book that you don't want to end.--San Antonio Express-News

"A sprawling, engrossing tale."--Seattle Times

"Stephenson's new machine is a wonderment to behold. A-"--Entertainment Weekly

"[A]n awe-inspiring book, stuffed with heart-stopping action scenes ... and a treasure trove of forgotten historical lore."--Book

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"

About the Author:

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem, and the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World), as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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