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A Man of Genius
Author: Janet Todd

ISBN: 9781908524713
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1 April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
A Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into obsession and secrecy. It mirrors a physical passage from flamboyant Regency England through a Europe conquered by Napoleon. Ann, a successful writer of cheap Gothic novels, becomes obsessed with Robert James, regarded by many, including himself, as a genius, with his ideas, his talk, and his band of male followers. However, their relationship becomes tortuous, as Robert descends into violence and madness. The pair leaves London for occupied Venice, where Ann tries to cope with the monstrous ego of her lover. Forced to flee with a stranger, she delves into her past, to be jolted by a series of revelations- about her lover, her parentage, the stranger and herself.

About the Author

Janet Todd is known for her works about Mary Wollstonecraft, Aphra Behn, the Shelley circle, and Jane Austen. Born in Wales, her wandering childhood in the United Kingdom, Bermuda, and Sri Lanka led to work as an academic in Ghana, India, Puerto Rico, the United States (Rutgers NJ and Florida), and the United Kingdom (Aberdeen, Glasgow, UEA - Norwich, Cambri...

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