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The System of the World

Stephenson, Neal (Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The System of the World
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In the wake of a power struggle between the throne-seeking Tories and Whigs in early eighteenth-century England, Daniel Waterhouse teams up with Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group that uses time bombs to kill Natural Philosophers.
Authors: Stephenson, Neal
Title: The system of the world
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xv, 892 p. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Bk. 6. Solomon's gold
Bk. 7. Currency
Bk. 8. The system of the world.
Summary: In the wake of a power struggle between the throne-seeking Tories and Whigs in early eighteenth-century England, Daniel Waterhouse teams up with Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group that uses time bombs to kill Natural Philosophers.
Local Note: 6 15 16 23 35 53 109 133 172 203 224 264 274
Also available as an eBook (HarperCollins)
ISBN: 9780060523879
0060523875
Statement of Responsibility: Neal Stephenson
Subject Headings: Political fiction. Great Britain History Anne, 1702-1714 Fiction. Criminals Fiction. Counterfeiters Fiction. Scientists Crimes against Fiction. Kings and rulers Succession Fiction. Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.
Political fiction.
Topical Term: Political fiction.
Criminals
Counterfeiters
Scientists
Kings and rulers
LCCN: 2004049943
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Dec 05, 2009
  • erigami rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not a bad book, but the ending is a disappointing end to a fun series.

(This book also deserved a hack and slash edit, but that's beside the point)

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