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The Resource In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Lord Byron's wife and daughter : Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace, Miranda Seymour

In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Lord Byron's wife and daughter : Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace, Miranda Seymour

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In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Lord Byron's wife and daughter : Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace
Title
In Byron's wake
Title remainder
the turbulent lives of Lord Byron's wife and daughter : Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Seymour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1815, the clever, courted and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious and brilliant Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking with her their baby daughter, the future Ada Lovelace. Brought up by a mother who became one of the most progressive reformers of Victorian England, Byron's little girl was introduced to mathematics as a means of calming her wild spirits. Educated by some of the most learned minds in England, she combined that scholarly discipline with a rebellious heart and a visionary imagination. As a child invalid, Ada dreamed of building a steam-driven flying horse. As an exuberant and boldly unconventional young woman, she amplified her explanations of Charles Babbage's unbuilt calculating engine to predict - as nobody would do for another century - the dawn today of our modern computer age. When Ada died - like her father, she was only 36 - great things seemed still to lie ahead for her as a passionate astronomer. Miranda Seymour has written a masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were often governed and always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew."-- ǂc Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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Seymour, Miranda
Dewey number
821/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron
  • Lovelace, Ada King
  • Byron family
Label
In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Lord Byron's wife and daughter : Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace, Miranda Seymour
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-483) and index
Control code
BK0022250049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
547 pages
Isbn
9781681778723
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Lord Byron's wife and daughter : Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace, Miranda Seymour
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-483) and index
Control code
BK0022250049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
547 pages
Isbn
9781681778723
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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