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The Resource A Man of Genius

A Man of Genius

Label
A Man of Genius
Title
A Man of Genius
Statement of responsibility
Janet Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
A successful author of cheap Gothic novels travels from London to Venice in 1819 with her lover, an obsessive, cult-like figure whose descent into violence and madness eventually sends her fleeing with a stranger and discovering of some shocking revelations
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10483776
Cataloging source
BT
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1942-
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Janet Todd
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
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a contingent life in four chapters
Label
A Man of Genius
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781912242757
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Man of Genius
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781912242757
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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