Enchantress Of Numbers : A Novel of Ada Lovelace
by Jennifer Chiaverini
Editor: Penguin Putnam Inc
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Successful author New York Times New York Times Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace–daughter of Lord Byron and the first computer programmerThe only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, venerated and scandalous of romantic poets, Ada was destined for glory long before his birth.But his mother’s mother’s mathematician, separated from the infamous and destructive father Ada’s impassioned passionate father, was determined to save her only child from his perilous Byron legacyBanishment of fairy tales and “pretend” from the nursery, mother of the Ada provides her daughter with a rigorous education based on mathematics and science.Any disturbing spark of imagination–or worse, passion or poetry–is quickly extinguished.Or maybe his mother thinksWhen Ada is introduced into London society as a very eligible young heiress, she finally discovers the intellectual and social circles, she has dreamed all her life.Little she doesn’t realize how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage–the brilliant, charming and sometimes curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the engine of difference–will define her destinyEnchanting numbers unveils the passions, dreams and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded computer pioneer–a young woman who came out of her father’s shadow to realize her own laurels and champion of the new technology that would shape the future.
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