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Passionate minds : the great Enlightenment love affair

Author: David Bodanis
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emilie du Chatelet was one of the greatest thinkers of the 18th century, a woman whose work was of vital use to Einstein and who, until now, has been largely ignored by history. Fiercely intellectual and passionate, Emilie's relationship with Voltaire was as radical as her thinking; only after sword fights, wild affairs and rigging the French national lottery did the two finally find love together. In an isolated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet, marquise; Voltaire; Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet, marquise; Voltaire; Voltaire.; Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil Du Châtelet
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodanis
ISBN: 9780316730877 0316730874 0316730858 9780316730853
OCLC Number: 63396789
Description: xx, 312 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Bodanis.

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Dangerous Liaisons meets A Beautiful Mind in this thrilling history of the turbulent love affair that fired the Enlightenment's intellectual revolution.  Read more...

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