- Tony Rothman, 'Genius and biographers: the fictionalization of Évariste Galois',
American Mathematical Monthly 89 (1982), no. 2, 84–106.
- Ian Stewart, Galois Theory, 3rd edition, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2004.
The second reference provides a proper mathematical account of the work of Galois on the solvability of polynomial equations and a good introduction to Galois theory, along with substantial historical background.