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Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

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Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 9780143112686
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 376
Publication Date: 12/1/2007
Size: 8.42" l x 5.51" w x 0.90"
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Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (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 Châtelet captures the charm, glamour, and brilliance of this magnetic woman.

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