Publication history

Based on the success of Cryptonomicon, a New York Times bestseller with sales of about 300,000 copies, the initial print-run for Quicksilver was 250,000 copies. Five months before the release date, a web campaign was initiated to advertise the work.[18] The novel was originally published in a single volume; in 2006 HarperCollins republished the books in three separate paperback volumes.


  • September 23, 2003, US, William Morrow (ISBN 0-380-97742-7), hardback (first edition), 944 pages
  • October 2, 2003, UK, Willian Heinemann (ISBN 0-434-00817-6), hardback
  • 2003, UK, Willian Heinemann (ISBN 0-434-00893-1), paperback
  • June 2004, US, William Morrow (ISBN 0-06-059933-2), hardback (Special Edition), 968 pages
  • September 21, 2004, US, HarperCollins Perennial (ISBN 0-06-059308-3), trade edition, 927 pages
  • October 2004, US HarperColllins (ISBN 9780060721619), CD, abridged audiobook, 22 hours 1 minute, narrated by Simon Prebble and Stina Nielson
  • November 2004, US, HarperCollins (ISBN 9780060818043), MP3 release of the abridged audio CD
  • Split into 3 volumes in 2006
    • Quicksilver, January 2006, US, HarperCollins (ISBN 9780060833169), mass market, 480 pages
    • The King of the Vagabonds, February 2006, US, HarperCollins (ISBN 9780060833176), mass market paperback, 400 pages
    • Odalisque, March 2006, US, HarperCollins (ISBN 9780060833183), mass market paperback, 464 pages

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