The System of the World

(The Baroque Cycle #3)

Paperback, 896 pages

English language

Published Jan. 1, 2005 by Arrow Books.

5 stars (1 review)

The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group attempting to assassinate Natural Philosophers. As Daniel and Newton conspire, an increasingly vicious struggle is waged or England's Crown: who will take control when the ailing queen dies? Meanwhile, a long-simmering dispute between Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz comes to a head, with potentially cataclysmic consequences…

Wildly inventive, brilliantly conceived, The System of the World is the final volume in Neal Stephenson's hugely ambitious and compelling saga. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters in a time of genius, discovery and change, the Baroque Cycle is a magnificent and unique achievement.

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  • Great britain, fiction
  • Fiction, historical