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The Confusion (Baroque #2)

The Confusion (Baroque #2)

Author: Neal Stephenson
Series: The\Baroque Cycle Ser.
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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...

Author description

Neal Stephenson is the author of the novels Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780099410690
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : April 2005
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 45mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Neal Stephenson
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 926