King of the Vagabonds (Quicksilver, Book 2)

King of the Vagabonds (Quicksilver, Book 2)

by Neal Stephenson

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King of the Vagabonds (Quicksilver, Book 2) by Neal Stephenson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060833176
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Series: Baroque Cycle Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 385,990
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem, and the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World), as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


Seattle, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 31, 1959

Place of Birth:

Fort Meade, Maryland


B.A., Boston University, 1981

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