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A man of genius

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London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2016.
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347 pages ; 24 cm

"Strange and haunting, a gothic novel with a modern consciousness." —Philippa Gregory

"A haunting, sophisticated story about a woman discovering the truth about herself and the elusive, possibly illusive, nature of genius." —Sunday Times

"Mesmerizing, haunting, imbued with a complete sense of historical verisimilitude" —Times Literary Supplement

"A psychologically haunting and disturbing tale as full of mystery, exotic foreign places, and questions of parentage as any penned by her protagonist." —Library Journal

"Thrilling and heartbreaking, a gothic novel with emotional heart and depth." —Foreword Reviews

"A darkly mischievous novel about love, obsession and the burden of charisma, played out against the backdrop of Venice's watery, decadent glory." —Sarah Dunant

"A mesmerizing story of love and obsession in nineteenth-century Venice: dark and utterly compelling." —Natasha Solomons

Set in bustling Regency England and decaying Venice, A Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into secrecy and obsession. After a troubled childhood, Ann achieves independence earning her living as an author of Gothic novels. Within a group of male writers, she meets and is enthralled by the supposed poetic genius, Robert James. They become uneasy lovers. Ann and Robert travel from London through a Europe exhausted by the Napoleonic Wars. They arrive in a Venice of spies and intrigue, where their relationship becomes tortuous and Robert descends into near madness. Forced to flee with a stranger, Ann delves into her past to be jolted by a series of revelations about her lover, her parentage, the stranger, and herself.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Todd, J. (2016). A man of genius. London, Bitter Lemon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Todd, Janet, 1942-. 2016. A Man of Genius. London, Bitter Lemon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Todd, Janet, 1942-, A Man of Genius. London, Bitter Lemon Press, 2016.

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Todd, Janet. A Man of Genius. London, Bitter Lemon Press, 2016.

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