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‘I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this
margin is too narrow to contain.’ It was with these words, written in
the 1630s, that Pierre de Fermat intrigued and infuriated the
mathematics community. For over 350 years, proving Fermat’s Last Theorem
was the most notorious unsolved mathematical problem, a puzzle whose
basics most children could grasp but whose solution eluded the greatest
minds in the world. In 1993, after years of secret toil, Englishman
Andrew Wiles announced to an astounded audience that he had cracked
Fermat’s Last Theorem. He had no idea of the nightmare that lay ahead.
In ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ Simon Singh has crafted a remarkable tale of
intellectual endeavour spanning three centuries, and a moving testament
to the obsession, sacrifice and extraordinary determination of Andrew
Wiles: one man against all the odds.

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