Madame Curie - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Marie and Pierre honeymoon over the summer of 1895, roaming the roads of the Ile-de-France on their bicycles, indulging their shared passion for the country. In August, they reunite with the Sklodovska family on a farm near Chantilly, enjoying one of the last complete Sklodovska gatherings.

In October, the couple settles in a flat at Rue de la Glaciere, which they furnish with nothing but a table and chairs and books. Pierre focuses on nothing but scientific research. Marie, on the other hand, has the additional tasks of a woman. She juggles the household expenses and rises early to go to the market. She peels the vegetables for lunch in the morning before going to the laboratory and invents dishes that need little preparation. Every day, Marie spends eight hours researching, two to three hours on housekeeping, and the evenings recording household expenses and then preparing...

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