Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

Madame Curie Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 14 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 102 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Madame Curie.
This section contains 641 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Madame Curie Study Guide

Part 2: Chapter 14 Summary

Pierre and Marie struggle for money, more so after Irene is born. Pierre's lessons at the School of Physics take up most of his time and do not pay well, but his inability to sell himself and to play the political games of the university, combined with the burgeoning jealousy of his competitors, prevents him from getting a post as a professor at the Sorbonne. He finds a better-paid post teaching at the P.C.N. (Physics, Chemistry, Natural Science), an annex of the Sorbonne. It's a position less than worthy of Pierre, stealing time from research; but combined with Marie's teaching post at the Higher Normal School for Girls at Sévres, it provides enough money to get by. The Curies give up hope of an easier life and resign themselves to working in their poor little shed.

With research, jobs and a baby...

(read more from the Part 2: Chapter 14 Summary)

This section contains 641 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Madame Curie Study Guide
Copyrights
Madame Curie from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook