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The Indian clerk

Author: David Leavitt
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Leavitt's novel centers on the relationship between mathematicians G.H. Hardy (1877-1947) and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). In January of 1913, Cambridge-based Hardy receives a nine-page letter filled with prime number theorems from S. Ramanujan, a young accounts clerk in Madras. Intrigued, Hardy consults his colleague and collaborator, J.E. Littlewood; the two soon decide Ramanujan is a mathematical genius and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Mathematical fiction
Fiction
Biographical fiction
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Leavitt, David, 1961-
Indian clerk.
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 82007
(OCoLC)608211108
Online version:
Leavitt, David, 1961-
Indian clerk.
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 82007
(OCoLC)627413011
Named Person: G H Hardy; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; G H Hardy; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar; Godfrey Harold Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Leavitt
ISBN: 9781596910416 1596910410 9781596910409 1596910402 9780747593706 0747593701
OCLC Number: 85766304
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture. D5 TXA
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy is signed by the author.
Description: 485 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Leavitt.
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Based on the true story of the strange relationship between a British mathematician and an unknown mathematical genius, and populated with such luminaries as D H Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, and  Read more...

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