MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss (2006)
Margaret B.W. Tent
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A fictionalized account of the life and achievements of one of history's greatest mathematicians, told in a style which is appropriate for children but also maintains the interest of adult readers.

(I'm afraid I have not yet had a chance to read this book -- the information above is based on what is available at the Amazon.com page for it -- but it does look interesting and I hope to be able to report more details shortly.)

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  6. The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt
  7. Beyond the Limit: The Dream of Sofya Kovalevskaya by Joan Spicci
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  9. The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer
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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction, Children's Literature,
MotifGenius, Prodigies, Real Mathematicians,
TopicReal Mathematics,
MediumNovels,

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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