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The diamond age, or, a young lady's illustrated primer, Neal Stephenson

Label
The diamond age, or, a young lady's illustrated primer
Title
The diamond age, or, a young lady's illustrated primer
Statement of responsibility
Neal Stephenson
Title variation
  • Diamond age
  • Young lady's illustrated primer
Title variation remainder
or, young ladys illustrated primer
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Lady's 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. And from the moment she opens the book, her life is changed. She enters a fairy tale in which she is the heroine, challenged with traversing an enchanted world in search of the fabled twelve keys. If successful, she could emerge with untold wisdom and power. Following the discovery of his crime, Hackworth begins an odyssey of his own. Expelled from the neo-Victorian paradise, squeezed by agents of Protocol Enforcement 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's will ultimately lead them to another seeker whose fate is bound up with the Primer - a woman who holds the key to a vast, subversive information network that is destined to decode and reprogram the future of humanity
Member of
Summary
The story of an engineer who creates a device to raise a girl capable of thinking for herself reveals what happens when a young girl of the poor underclass obtains the device
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10068072
Cataloging source
NTG
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Stephenson, Neal
Dewey number
813.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Jennifer Wiltsie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wiltsie, Jennifer
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True
Series statement
BrillianceAudio on compact disc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Social classes
  • Young women
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Nanotechnology
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Nanotechnology
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Social classes
  • Young women
  • China
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
or, young lady's illustrated primer
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not applicable
Label
The diamond age, or, a young lady's illustrated primer, Neal Stephenson
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Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 18:44:00
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813325352
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
16 audio discs (18 hr., 44 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455883493
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)813325352
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The diamond age, or, a young lady's illustrated primer, Neal Stephenson
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 18:44:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813325352
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
16 audio discs (18 hr., 44 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455883493
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)813325352
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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