King of the Vagabonds: The Baroque Cycle #2 By Neal Stephenson Cover Image

King of the Vagabonds: The Baroque Cycle #2 (Mass Market)

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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.

About the Author


Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels Reamde, Anathem, The System of the World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac, and the groundbreaking nonfiction work In the Beginning . . . Was the Command Line. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For…


“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



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060833176
ISBN-10: 0060833173
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: February 28th, 2006
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Baroque Cycle