by Marie-Geneviève-Charlotte Thiroux D’Arconville
edited by Julie Candler Hayes
translated by Julie Candler Hayes
Iter Press, 2018
Paper: 978-0-86698-578-9 | eISBN: 978-0-86698-737-0
Library of Congress Classification DC131.9.T47A25 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 944.034

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 Recently, a trove of unpublished essays and autobiographical writings from her final years, long thought to have been lost, has come to light, revealing her as a writer of insight, wit, and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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