Beyond The Limit

Beyond The Limit

by Joan Spicci
     
 

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Beyond The Limit is the true story of the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics. Despite the dictates of the Tsar's oppressive government, teenaged Sofya desires education above all else. Her rebellious pursuit takes her on a journey far beyond the challenges of academia in a man's world. She becomes entangled in a fictitious marriage, a tempestuous affair… See more details below

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Beyond The Limit is the true story of the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics. Despite the dictates of the Tsar's oppressive government, teenaged Sofya desires education above all else. Her rebellious pursuit takes her on a journey far beyond the challenges of academia in a man's world. She becomes entangled in a fictitious marriage, a tempestuous affair, and a brutal civil war before her victorious return home.

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A Reviewer
This fascinating, intimate portrait of Sofya Kovalevskaya's life confronts issues of women's rights and feminism that continue to face women who pursue careers in the sciences in the twenty-first century.
Ann HibnerKoblitz
Charmingly written and engrossing … This is exactly the kind of historical novel/fictionalized biography that I loved to read when I was an adolescent, and I am sure that there are many young women today for whom the book would be absorbing and inspiring.
Sondra Eklund
All at once, this book is a fascinating historical novel, a captivating love story, and an inspiring story of someone triumphing against all odd … This is a dramatic and suspenseful story, another one I couldn't stand to stop reading even to sleep. I don't think that you would have to be interested in mathematics to love this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012456724
Publisher:
JSS Literary Productions
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Series:
Sofya Kovalevskaya , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
489
Sales rank:
1,215,765
File size:
3 MB

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