The French Mathematician

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1997 - France - 422 pages
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The French mathematician is Evariste Galois, brilliant and tragic, whose work was dismissed by his contemporaries. A fervent Republican in post-Revolutionary France, Galois was imprisoned at the age of 20 and died a year later in a mysterious early-morning duel. Vivid in its depiction of a life in an age of Romanticism, this is a spirited, allusive and moving account of a young man caught in the tensions between history and the individual, order and chaos, and genius and self-destructiveness.

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User Review  - Amalasuntha - Goodreads

One of the most irritating books I have ever persisted with reading. Wish I hadn't. Karyl's review is exactly my response so will leave it at that. Read full review

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User Review  - Sayyid - Goodreads

fascinating, you cannot stop reading. i hated maths too much, but this wonderful novel makes me love it too much. i think this is the role of literature. Read full review


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Petsinis is a novelist, poet and playwright

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