Early Biographies Of Isaac Newton: 1660-1885

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The life of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), arguably the most towering figure of British science, has attracted the interest of contemporaries and successive generations alike. His works inspired many to write his biography, and a body of biographical material emerged over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Not all of these writings have been published, however, and those that went into print are not widely available. This reset edition is the first thoroughly edited collection of the biographical accounts of Newton and demonstrates the way in which his reputation developed in the centuries after his death. The first volume contains manuscripts from the early eighteenth century, appearing here in print for the very first time. Also included in Volume 1 is a range of private letters, poetry and memoranda illuminating the reception of the scientist in the eighteenth century. Volume 2 continues the story with nineteenth century texts echoing the debate over Newton's reputation, his scientific work and personal life. The publication of these disparate and fascinating sources makes the early critical heritage of Newton available to a wide variety of scholars, from the history of science to literary and cultural historians.

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