The Confusion (Baroque #2)

Author(s): Neal Stephenson

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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...

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

General Fields

  • : 9780099410690
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : 0.0
  • : April 2005
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 45mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

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