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A Man of Genius

A Man of Genius


Set in the bustling society of Regency England and decaying Venice, A Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into secrecy and obsession.

After a troubled childhood, Ann St Clair achieves independence by earning her living as an author of cheap 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 James travel from London through a Europe exhausted by the long 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.
  • Details

    Author: Janet Todd
    Reader: Miriam Margolyes
    No of CDs: 13 in stacking CD case with fold-out inlay featuring biographies of the author and the reader and an original article by Janet Todd.
    Duration: 13 hours
    ISBN: 978 1 874703 80 8
    Product code: CRF080
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