Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment

Emilie Du Chatelet Daring Genius of the Enlightenment 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 mind Although today she is best known for he

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  • Title: Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment
  • Author: Judith P. Zinsser
  • ISBN: 9780143112686
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Ch telet 1706 1749 was than a great man s mistress After marrying a marquThe 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 mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Ch telet 1706 1749 was 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 Ch telet captures the charm, glamour, and brilliance of this magnetic woman.

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    1. A decent read but not nearly as compelling as the other biography I recently read about Emilie du Chatelet -- David Bodanis's Passionate Minds. Zinsser's research appears as deep as Bodanis's, but it seems the two biographers arrived at different conclusions after looking at the same evidence. Both agree that a great disservice has been done to Du Chatelet's memory in that she is most notably remembered as the great Enlightenment philosopher, Voltaire's, lover. Both agree that Du Chatelet was th [...]

    2. The Enlightenment was a period of great intellectual growth and independence and much of what we believe today about democracy and society come form thsi time period. One gets the feeling that everyone in hte 18th century sat around at elegant salons and talked about philosophy and science but, of course, the slaons were only for a priveleged few and the Enlightenment may have a been period of great growth for many wealthy men but the participation of women was much more limited and ambivelant.C [...]

    3. Another great book, although progress was much slower because of all the scientific and philosophical ideas presented. Emilie du Chatelet was a philosopher in her own right, not merely Voltaire's married, well-connected mistress. In fact, Voltaire owed a lot of his success to her. She was a noblewoman with royal access, a brilliant mind, and ardent devotion. Her passions were science and mathematics, and she did not shy away from writing down and publishing her views of the great debates of the [...]

    4. I couldn't finish this well written, carefully researched biography. Zinsser uses a lot of background descriptonsl as well as a lot of stories about Voltaire et al to flesh out the limited material about Chatelet. Starting with three introductions she presents an interesting discussion of the choices we have in representing a life. Her effort to discover what facilitated this apparently frivolous aristocrat to become a scholar of note, while unconvincing, got me thinking about how subtle the for [...]

    5. The most interesting part of this book,My professor wrote this while I was in her Women in History class. Much better than my Women in Art history class. Anyway, we would get our papers due dates pushed back often because of her chapter deadlines. So it was great for us. Reading the book, its interesting to see now where she would get influences in lecture.Very cool lady, helped discover and invent calculus, scientist, translated Newton to French, lover of Voltaire, poet, mother, countess and so [...]

    6. Fascinating that she submitted articles to the Acadamie and engaged in correspondence and experimentation in the cutting edge science and mathematics of the day while wearing rediculously huge clothes and managing her husbands extensive holdings and showing up at court on a regular basis. And navigating an unconventional but seemingly healthy marriage and as both the lover of Voltaire and His intellectual competitor. I skimmed through some of the longer summaries of her writing Two hundred year [...]

    7. I read parts of this biography & then decided I had better books to read. Perhaps I just got too annoyed at La Marquise & her milieu. Granted, in 18th century France, only a wealthy, high-status noblewoman would have been able to engage in the intellectual pursuits of Emily du Chatelet (mathematics, physics, philosophy) & granted, she was, at a minimum, exceedingly brilliant. Nevertheless I found her insufferable. Vive la revolution!

    8. Well researched and interesting, but a bit slow going because I had already read Passionate Minds by Bodanis. This is a much more scholarly treatment than Bodanis' book, so pick the type of biography you'd like and go for it. Fascinating woman whose life will lead you to read other works from science to drama. Enjoy!

    9. This is a biography of the Marquise Du Chatelet, best known as the mistress of Voltaire. In fact, she was well-known in her time as a published author in the field of mathematics and physics, actually coming to compete with Voltaire.

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