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Passionate Minds: Emilie Du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment

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It was 1733 when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Ch???telet, a beguiling--and married--aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton's arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein's theories. In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling, this twenty-seven-year-old's nimble conversation and unusual brilliance led Voltaire, then in his late thirties, to wonder, "Why did you only reach me so late?" They fell immediately and passionately in love.Through the prism of their tumultuous fifteen ...

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Passionate Minds: Emilie Du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment
2007, Broadway Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307237217

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