The Diamond Age: Microsoft Reader Level 5 : Or a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
Far above the diamondoid bedrock of New Chusan, a powerful class of neo-Victorians is ruling twenty-first-century Atlantis/Shanghai. John Percival Hackworth, a brilliant nanotechnologist, has created an illicit, magical book for the education of a young lady: an interactive device crammed with folklore, science and the martial arts that teaches young women how to think for themselves. What will happen to society if it should fall into the hands of someone like little Nell, a poor orphan girl with so much to learn?
- Electronic book text
- 11 Jan 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
- Penguin Books Ltd
- United Kingdom
About Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson has published four novels: The Big U, Zodiac, Snow Crash and The Diamond Age. For the last of these he won a 1996 Hugo Award. He also writes (with J. Frederick George) as 'Stephen Bury'. Their books are Interface and Cobweb. Most of his books are published in Penguin. He lives in Seattle, where he is at work on other novels.