Shiny New Books review of A Man of Genius

Harriet Devine, Shiny New Books Anyone who’s studied, or taken an interest in, women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries will have encountered the work of Janet Todd. She has written biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, and edited and written on the works of Jane Austen, Aphra Behn and many others. A Man of Genius is […]

Trbute review of A Man of Genius

Tribune  Fiction Venetian Mystery of a Woman’s Past  A MAN OF GENIUS by Janet Todd Bitter Lemon Press £16.99 The dark side of Venice has always attracted authors, both Italian and international, contrasting the city’s decadenceand glory with the hidden underbelly of much of its native population. Locating much of her 19th century story […]

Emma in the Snow I wrote my contribution to Sarah Elmsley’s ‘Emma in the Snow’ on ‘Emma’ and patriotism, especially the passage which describes the heroine looking out on the English landscape, thinking with such satisfaction about all she sees. I have always found the passage both moving and troubling. How should we interpret it? Are these her […]