Volume One of The Baroque Cycle

Paperback, 927 pages

English language

Published Feb. 21, 2004 by Arrow Books.

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A novel of history, adventure, science, invention, sex, absurdity, piracy, madness, death and alchemy that sweeps across continents and decades, upending kings, armies, religious beliefs and all expectations. Bringing a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life – in an historical epic populated by Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton, William of Orange, Benjamin Franklin and King Louis XIV – Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most remarkable and original writers of our time. --back cover

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