Neal Stephenson's Confusion: Roman (Der Barock-Zyklus, Band 2) PDF

By Neal Stephenson

ISBN-10: 3894805765

ISBN-13: 9783894805760

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Der Hafen von Algier im Jahr 1689. Jack Shaftoe, selbst ernannter König der Vagabunden und einst heroischer Befreier der einzigartigen Eliza aus einem türkischen Harem, ist als Galeerensklave gefangen. Doch Shaftoe ist nicht bereit, sich dem launischen Spiel des Schicksals zu fügen, und fasst einen verwegenen Fluchtplan. Das Unterfangen gelingt und bringt dem unerschrockenen Glücksritter neben der Freiheit auch das flüchtige Glück sagenhaften Reichtums ein – sowie Feinde ohne Zahl und eine wilde Abenteuerfahrt rund um den Globus.

Unterdessen führt Eliza, mittlerweile Gräfin de l. a. Zeur, am prächtig-dekadenten Hof von Versailles ihren eigenen Feldzug. In den Künsten der Verführung, der Intrige und der Spionage ebenso bewandert wie in handfesten Finanzgeschäften, scheut sie kein Mittel, um ihr Leben und das ihres Sohnes zu schützen – sowie sich an dem Mann zu rächen, der sie um ein Haar ruiniert hätte.

Eine neue Zeit bricht an; doch nicht jeder ist den Herausforderungen des zerrissenen Europa am Vorabend der Moderne so gewachsen wie Eliza. Der Puritaner und Querdenker Daniel Waterhouse sucht sein Heil in der Flucht, den Verheißungen der Neuen Welt entgegen …

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I’m going to tell Mrs. Whateley I need to walk to Temple Grafton to get something I forgot. I’ll dress like a lad, take one of the mounts and ride to see the tumbler and that’s that. ” I could tell Will was in a wretched mood. He’d hardly been able to enjoy anything since catastrophe had befallen the Ardens the day the queen arrived at Kenilworth. ” But today, mayhap my crisis distracted Will. We all swore secrecy and friendship forever. Dick pricked a fingertip of each of us so we could mingle blood to seal the vow.

I thought him a bit of a nitpick, but looking back, I wonder if he didn’t mean I was worth something and should be better watched. Freedom was fine with me. I was on the brink of turning hoyden and liked nothing more, when not doing household chores, to dance about to made-up verses or venture on walks away from Henley Street and even out of town. I entertained Will with songs and dances most of the way, despite the fact that the week before Da had caught me skipping and whirling along a grapevine I’d laid out like a rope on the grass.

Despite being offered more money to stay with the Shakespeare-supported carriers, my father had formed his own company and, by underpricing the Greenaways, was off to a sound start. Will and I never broached the subject, but so we wouldn’t be seen together, we now met under Clopton Bridge to take our rare walks. When our companions, Dick and Kat, went out to the country with us for a stolen afternoon, they knew to meet there too. At last the buzz of the crowd changed from murmurs and mutterings to shouts.

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