The Confusion

The Confusion

In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold.

In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk… (more)

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The Confusion could be seen as an indulgent novel, but I found that Stephenson did a better job of pacing than he had in Quicksilver


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Publisher: William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Parent ISBN: 9780060733353

Page count: 848 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Language: English

Awards: Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2005 winner


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