Voltaire in Love

Voltaire in Love

Book Title: Voltaire in Love

Author: Nancy Mitford

Format: Paperback | 256 pages

Publication Date: 25 Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780099528890

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'.