Books by Janet Todd

APHRA BEHN by Janet Todd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A brisk, entertaining, and richly detailed portrait of a unique woman and her era."
The life of a prodigious playwright is set in the context of roiling political dramas. Read full book review >
A MAN OF GENIUS by Janet Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A historical novel with a compelling premise falters in its execution."
In 1819 London, a writer of gothic novels is caught up in a plot of desire, compulsion, and revenge. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An engaging account of the pain of anonymity in the presence of selfish genius."
A meticulously researched retelling of the tumult of the early 19th century through the most tumultuous family of them all. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Feminism, republicanism, nationalism: at least one -ism too many."
A sweeping saga à la Tara unmasked: Ireland's King family (the Lords Kingsborough) through feudalism's death struggle with the rise of republican thought in the late 18th century. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Feminism, republicanism, nationalism: at least one -ism too many."
A sweeping saga à la Tara unmasked: Ireland's King family (the Lords Kingsborough) through feudalism's death struggle with the rise of republican thought in the late 18th century. Read full book review >
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT by Janet Todd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Wollstonecraft's egoism was the touchstone of her work. This intelligent and well-formed study offers both a clear illustration of the source and significance of that connection and an absorbing account of the extraordinary life that engendered it."
A biography of the famed author and feminist, written by British academic and editor Todd (A Wollstonecraft Anthology, not reviewed). Read full book review >