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Emilie Du Chatelet

Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

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384 pages

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 mindAlthough today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Chatelet (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.

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Emilie Du Chatelet
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment
November 27, 2007, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Emilie Du Chatelet: Rewriting Enlightenment Philosophy and Science (Svec,)
January 2006, Voltaire Foundation
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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 mindAlthough today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Chatelet (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.

Emilie Du Chatelet

Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

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This edition was published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)


The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
384
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
Weight
12.8 ounces

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OL10099953M
ISBN 10
0143112686
ISBN 13
9780143112686
OCLC/WorldCat
170956072
Library Thing
6210392
Goodreads
1053732

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