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The Indian Clerk
Author: David Leavitt

ISBN: 9780747596325
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1 December 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.7
The extraordinary true story of the discovery of one of the greatest mathematicians.

January, 1913, Cambridge. G.H. Hardy - eccentric, charismatic and considered the greatest British mathematician of his age - receives a mysterious envelope covered with Indian stamps. Inside he finds a rambling letter from a self-professed mathematical genius who claims to be on the brink of solving the most important mathematical problem of his time. Hardy determines to learn more about this mysterious Indian clerk, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a decision that will profoundly affect not only his own life, and that of his friends, but the entire history of mathematics.

Set against the backdrop of the First World War, and populated with such luminaries as D.H. Lawrence and Bertrand Russell, The Indian Clerk is an utterly compelling story about our need to find order in the world.

About the Author

David Leavitt is the author of several novels including The Lost Language of Cranes, three story collections, and most recently, The Body of Jonah Boyd...

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