Marie Geneviève Charlotte Thiroux d’Arconville: Selected Philosophical, Scientific, and Autobiographical Writings

Marie Geneviève Charlotte Thiroux d’Arconville: Selected Philosophical, Scientific, and Autobiographical Writings

Edited by Julie Candler Hayes

244 pages, 6" x 9"

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780866985789
  • Published: July 2018

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Marie-Geneviève-Charlotte Thiroux d'Arconville combined fierce intellectual ambition with the proper demeanor of the wife of a leading magistrate. Bemoaning her lack of a formal education in childhood, as an adult she read widely, studied languages, and sought out mentors among the scientific elite of the day. Always publishing anonymously, her works included moralist philosophy, scientific and literary translations, original scientific research, fiction, and history. Recently, a trove of unpublished essays and autobiographical writings from her final years, long thought to have been lost, has come to light, revealing her as a writer of insight, wit, and feeling.

Edited and translated by Julie Candler Hayes

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