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The Diamond Age or A Young Lady's Illustrated  Primer by  Neal Stephenson - Paperback - 6th Paperback Printing - 1996 - from Bookmarc Books (SKU: 017278)

The Diamond Age or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

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The Diamond Age or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

by Stephenson, Neal

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  • paperback
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Very Good/No Jacket
ISBN 10
0553573314
ISBN 13
9780553573312
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New York: Bantam Books, 1996. A beautiful copy of this Steampunk classic. Interiors are unmarked, covers show no wear at all. Gift quality condition.. 6th Paperback Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Bruce Jensen - Cover Art. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Synopsis

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken therigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neoVictorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer Commissioned by an eccentric duke for his grandchild, stolen for Hackworth's own daughter, the Primer's purpose is to educate and raise a girl capable of thinking for herself. It performs its function superbly. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.Young Nell and her brother Harv are thetes--members of the poor, tribeless class. Neglected by their mother, Harv looks after Nell. When he and his gang waylay a certain neo-Victorian--John Percival Hackworth-- in the seamy streets of their neighborhood, Harv brings Nell something special: the Primer.Following the discovery of his crime, Hackworth begins an odyssey of his own. Expelled from the neo-Victorian paradise, squeezed by agents of ProtocolEnforcement on one side and a Mandarin underworld crime lord on the other, he searches for an elusive figure known as the Alchemist. His quest and Nell'swill ultimately lead them to another seeker whose fate is bound up with the Primer-- a woman who holds the key to a vast, subversive informationnetwork that is destined to decode and reprogram the future of humanity.Vividly imagined, stunningly prophetic, and epic in scope, The Diamond Age is a major novel from one of the most visionary writers of our timeFrom the Paperback edition.

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Bookseller
Bookmarc Books CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
017278
Title
The Diamond Age or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
Author
Stephenson, Neal
Illustrator
Bruce Jensen - Cover Art
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
6th Paperback Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0553573314
ISBN 13
9780553573312
Publisher
Bantam Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1996
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction; Steampunk;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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