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By Jennifer Chiaverini

New York Times bestselling writer Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating lifetime of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron’s daughter, the world’s first machine programmer, and a lady whose exceptional contributions to technology and expertise were too long unsung.
the single valid baby of Lord Byron, the main exceptional, respected, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was once destined for popularity lengthy earlier than her beginning. Estranged from Ada’s father, who was once infamously “mad, undesirable, and unsafe to know,” Ada’s mathematician mom is set to avoid wasting her simply baby from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy stories and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous schooling grounded in arithmetic and science. Any troubling spark of imagination—or worse but, ardour or poetry—is promptly extinguished. Or so her mom believes.
whilst Ada is brought into London society as a hugely eligible younger heiress, she at last discovers the highbrow and social circles she has craved all her existence. Little does she detect that her pleasant new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage—brilliant, charming, and infrequently curmudgeonly—will form her future. Intrigued through the prototype of his first calculating desktop, the adaptation Engine, and enthralled by means of the plans for his much more complicated Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to assist Babbage observe his remarkable imaginative and prescient, designated in her understanding of how his invention might rework the area. the entire whereas, she passionately studies mathematics—ignoring skeptics who examine it an strange, even dangerous pursuit for a woman—falls in love, discovers the stunning secrets and techniques at the back of her parents’ estrangement, and is derived to phrases with the unquenchable fireplace of her imagination.
In Enchantress of NumbersNew York Times bestselling writer Jennifer Chiaverini unveils the passions, goals, and insatiable thirst for wisdom of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing—a younger girl who stepped out of her father’s shadow to accomplish her personal laurels and champion the recent expertise that would shape the future.

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