The Confusion (Baroque Cycle 2)

4.24 avg rating
( 18,829 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099410690: The Confusion (Baroque Cycle 2)

Neal Stephenson continues his extraordinary Baroque Cycle in this sequel to his bestselling Quicksilver, bringing to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking genius and discovery.

It is the late 1600s, on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost.

Meanwhile, back in France, the beautiful Eliza - toast of Versailles and spy extraordinaire - attempts to return to London with her baby, a child whose paternity is shrouded in mystery. Making her way home, her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King's court. Thrown back into a web of international intrigue, Eliza must contend with all manner of characters, including buccaneers, poisoners, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a stray cryptographer or two...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost.

Review:

"Ideas about currency and calculus become thrilling because of the way Stephenson incorporates them into his story... Huge in scope - rich in detail... This weird, wonderful collision of scholarship and storytelling has no peer" ( Time Out)

"A rip-roaring, swashbuckling Romance with a capital R ... A blood-soaked, silver-plated depiction of 17th-century life from both ends of the economic scale, and with enough headlong, balls-to-the-wall buccaneering and Machiavellian plotting to satiate the most jaded of palates" ( Ink)

"Stephenson excels in marrying geekspeak wtih riotous action. When he describes a battle or a duel, his prose acquires thrilling panache... Jack Shaftoe is magnificent, a swashbuckling hero with a foul mouth and few morals, and his adventures are most appealing" ( Guardian)

"The definitive historical-sci-fi-epic-pirate-comedy-punk-love story. No easy feat, that" ( Entertainment Weekly)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Neal Stephenson
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800994106900000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Neal Stephenson
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Neal Stephenson continues his extraordinary Baroque Cycle in this sequel to his bestselling Quicksilver , bringing to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking genius and discovery. It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, back in France, the beautiful Eliza - toast of Versailles and spy extraordinaire - attempts to return to London with her baby, a child whose paternity is shrouded in mystery. Making her way home, her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King s court. Thrown back into a web of international intrigue, Eliza must contend with all manner of characters, including buccaneers, poisoners, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a stray cryptographer or two. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099410690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Neal Stephenson
Published by Arrow 2005-04-07 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow 2005-04-07, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00015727

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Neal Stephenson
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Neal Stephenson continues his extraordinary Baroque Cycle in this sequel to his bestselling Quicksilver , bringing to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking genius and discovery. It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, back in France, the beautiful Eliza - toast of Versailles and spy extraordinaire - attempts to return to London with her baby, a child whose paternity is shrouded in mystery. Making her way home, her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King s court. Thrown back into a web of international intrigue, Eliza must contend with all manner of characters, including buccaneers, poisoners, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a stray cryptographer or two. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099410690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Neal Stephenson
Published by Arrow (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000190575

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 0.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by Arrow Books
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow Books. Book Condition: New. 2005. Paperback. It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Num Pages: 832 pages. BIC Classification: FV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 131 x 43. Weight in Grams: 564. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099410690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by Arrow Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow Books, 2005. Book Condition: New. 2005. Paperback. It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Num Pages: 832 pages. BIC Classification: FV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 131 x 43. Weight in Grams: 564. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099410690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Neal Stephenson
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Confusion, Neal Stephenson, Neal Stephenson continues his extraordinary Baroque Cycle in this sequel to his bestselling "Quicksilver", bringing to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking genius and discovery. It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, back in France, the beautiful Eliza - toast of Versailles and spy extraordinaire - attempts to return to London with her baby, a child whose paternity is shrouded in mystery. Making her way home, her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King's court. Thrown back into a web of international intrigue, Eliza must contend with all manner of characters, including buccaneers, poisoners, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a stray cryptographer or two. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099410690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by Arrow Books
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099410699 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # WGDA-MARSH-10165

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Neal Stephenson
Published by Arrow (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099410699 ISBN 13: 9780099410690
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow, 2005. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780099410690

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.30
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book