Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 February 2021

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198841029

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Life after Gravity

Isaac Newton's London Career

Patricia Fara

  • Presents Newton as a wealthy, ambitious Londoner with international connections, challenging the prevailing view of Newton as a solitary, reclusive genius
  • A unique narrative structure based on a Hogarth's painting 'The Indian Emperor', incorporating iconographic evidence to identify Newton as a participant in aristocratic metropolitan circles
  • Relates Newton and his science to Britain's imperial networks and the African slave trade, exposing Britain's greatest scientific hero as a participant in global trading based on slavery