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Author Stephenson, Neal.

Title Quicksilver [Hoopla electronic resource] / Neal Stephenson.

Edition Abridged.
Imprint [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2004.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (1321 min.)) : digital.
Series The Baroque cycle ; v. 1
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Simon Preble, Stina Nielsen.
Summary Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ... Performed by Simon Prebble and Stina Nielsen.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Adventure stories. -- Sound recordings.
Seventeenth century -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Eighteenth century -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Scientists -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Alchemists -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Preble, Simon.
Nielsen, Stina.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9780060798055 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
006079805X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11586649
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