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Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
Series: Ada Lovelace.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Chiaverini, Jennifer.
Enchantress of numbers.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
(DLC) 2017005942
(OCoLC)971615862
Named Person: Ada King Lovelace, Countess of; Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage; Ada King Lovelace, Countess of
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 9781101985205 1101985208 9781432843663 1432843664
OCLC Number: 971462712
Description: 433 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Ada Lovelace.
Responsibility: Jennifer Chiaverini.

Abstract:

"The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny ..."--Jacket.
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