Your browser is not supported. For the best experience, you should upgrade to a modern browser with improved speed and security.

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

Amazon.com Rating:

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. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and destructively passionate father, 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 how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage — the brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the Difference Engine —will define her destiny. Enchantress of Numbers unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing — a young woman who stepped out of her father's shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.

Current Price:

  • Featured
    $16.86
  • Lowest
    $10.10
Prices as of 04/22/19 02:52
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amightygirl.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Where to Purchase:

What's this?

Support A Mighty Girl & Help Grow Mighty Girls!

It's easy to support A Mighty Girl's girl empowerment mission. Every time you purchase resources using the vendor buttons on our website, A Mighty Girl receives a small commission – all at no added cost to you. Thank you for helping us to provide these resources for everyone raising Mighty Girls!

Description

"Chiaverini expertly illuminates the adversities Ada faced in melding her analytical prowess with the creative thought she was told for so long to suppress. While Ada was largely unrecognized for her accomplishments while alive, this novel is a generous ode to one of history's most extraordinary female trailblazers." — Sydney Dale, Amazon.com Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age Adults
Author Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN 1101985208
Publication Date Dec 5, 2017
Publisher Dutton
Language English