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Voltaire in Love
by Nancy Mitford

RRP €12.80

Voltaire in Love
by Author Name Nancy Mitford

Book details for title
List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 16mm, 256pp
Publication date: 06 Oct 2011
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN-13: 9780099528890

Description

The meeting of Voltaire, successful financier, famous poet and troublemaker, and the enchanting amateur physicist and countess Emilie du Chatelet, was a meeting of both hearts and minds. In the Chateau de Cirey, the two brilliant intellects scandalised the French aristocracy with their passionate love affair and provoked revolutions both political and scientific with their groundbreaking work in literature, philosophy and physics. Nancy Mitford's account of the love affair of the Enlightenment is, in the author's own words, 'a shriek from beginning to end'.

Reviews

"Mitford writes with a profound sympathy for the 17th and 18th century, and Voltaire in Love caps her career as the nonpareil popular biographer of that era" Washington Post "One of the most blissfully entertaining books in our language" New Yorker "Nancy Mitford softened the image of the leader of the French Enlightenment with a witty little book called Voltaire in Love. Mitford took pleasure in showing that the celebrated reformer was much more than a desiccated brainbox" Independent