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Emilie Du Châtelet : daring genius of the enlightenment

Author: Judith P Zinsser
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At eighteen, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706-1749) married a nobleman and proceeded to do what was expected of French noblewomen of her time: bear children, advance her husband's career, and display herself at Versailles. But in the course of her short life, Du Châtelet would also conduct a fifteen-year liaison with the controversial (and lowborn) philosopher Voltaire, write  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet, marquise
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith P Zinsser
ISBN: 0143112686 9780143112686
OCLC Number: 170956072
Notes: "Previously published as La Dame d'Esprit."
Description: viii, 376 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Dame d'Esprit.
Responsibility: Judith P. Zinsser.

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"At eighteen, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706-1749) married a nobleman and proceeded to do what was expected of French noblewomen of her time: bear children, advance her husband's career, and display herself at Versailles. But in the course of her short life, Du Châtelet would also conduct a fifteen-year liaison with the controversial (and lowborn) philosopher Voltaire, write her own philosophical works, and translate Newton's pioneering work the Principia."--Back cover.

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