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D'Alembert's Principle

(1996)
A Novel in Three Panels
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From the author of Pfitz and Music, In a Foreign Language, here is a novel of great intelligence and imagination

D'Alembert's Principle is a fascinating historical triptych about memory and reason set in the rich and lavish world of eighteenth-century Europe. In Crumey's novel, a celebrated scientist, D'Alembert, looks back on his life, the splendor of the Paris salons, and his unrequited love for the woman who spent years deceiving him. Meanwhile, an exiled Jacobite dreams of journeying to the planets, and in a prison cell two unlikely captives discuss love, language and fate.

Like the movements of an elegant musical suite, these three interlocking stories form an allegory of human knowledge, grand in scope and magnificently entertaining. Deft, teasing, and sometimes deeply moving, this remarkable novel perfectly captures the spirit of a lost age.

    

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Hardback Editions

October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: D'Alembert's Principle: A Novel in Three Panels
Author(s): Andrew Crumey
ISBN: 0-312-19568-0 / 978-0-312-19568-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

March 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: D'Alembert's Principle
Author(s): Andrew Crumey
ISBN: 1-873982-32-1 / 978-1-873982-32-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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October 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: D'Alembert's Principle: A Novel in Three Panels
Author(s): Andrew Crumey
ISBN: 0-312-20401-9 / 978-0-312-20401-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: D'Alembert's Principle (Original English Fiction in Paperback S)
Author(s): Andrew Crumey
Publisher: Dedalus Limited
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January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: D'Alembert's Principle (Dedalus Original Fiction in Paperback)
Author(s): Andrew Crumey
Publisher: Dedalus
Availability: Amazon UK