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By Neal Stephenson

Quicksilver is the tale of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless philosopher and conflicted Puritan, pursuing wisdom within the corporation of the best minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic international the place cause wars with the bloody objectives of the amazing, and the place disaster, usual or in a different way, can modify the political panorama overnight.

It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London road urchin became swashbuckling adventurer and mythical King of the Vagabonds -- risking lifestyles and limb for fortune and love whereas slowly maddening from the pox.

And it's the story of Eliza, rescued through Jack from a Turkish harem to develop into secret agent, confidante, and pawn of royals which will reinvent Europe throughout the child strength of finance.

A gloriously wealthy, pleasing, and forever creative novel that brings a amazing age and its momentous occasions to brilliant lifestyles, Quicksilver is a rare success from essentially the most unique and demanding literary skills of our time.

And it truly is just the start ...

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