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La Dame d'Esprit by Judith P. Zinsser
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Oct 18, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: history, non-fiction
Read from October 18 to 25, 2011

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!

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