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Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment - Judith P. Zinsser
Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment
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The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du... show more
The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Ch√Ętelet (1706-1749) was more than a great man's mistress. After marrying a marquis at the age of eighteen, she proceeded to fulfill the prescribed-and delightfully frivolous-role of a French noblewoman of her time. But she also challenged it, conducting a highly visible affair with a commoner, writing philosophical works, and translating Newton's Principia while pregnant by a younger lover. With the sweep of Galileo's Daughter, Emilie Du Ch√Ętelet captures the charm, glamour, and brilliance of this magnetic woman.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143112686 (0143112686)
ASIN: 0143112686
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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