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Some reviewers commented that Stephenson seems quicksilver neal stephenson carry his understanding of the period a little too far at times, delving into too much detail. Daniel returns to his father; however, his arrival on the outskirts of London coincides with the second day of the Fire of London.
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Daniel refers to “a kind of net-work of information”, a long time before the OED’s first record of such a figurative use of “net-work” by Coleridge intalking about property.
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