Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment by Judith Zinsser
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9780143112686
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Paperback
Pages
384
 

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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 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 Chatelet captures the charm, glamour, and brilliance of this magnetic woman.
ISBN:
9780143112686
Publication Date:
03 / 03 / 2008
Pages:
384

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