By Lev AC Rosen
Encouraged by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Oscar Wilde's The significance of Being Earnest, All males of Genius occurs in a Victorian London customary yet fantastical, the place mad technology makes the most unlikely possible.
Violet Adams desires to attend Illyria university, a generally popular tuition for the main fantastic up-and-coming medical minds, based by way of the past due Duke Illyria, the best scientist of the Victorian Age. the college is administered by way of his son, Ernest, who has held to his father's coverage that the small, specific university stay male-only. Violet sees her chance whilst her father departs for the United States. She disguises herself as her dual brother, Ashton, and profits entry.
But maintaining the key of her intercourse won't be effortless, no longer together with her pal Jack's consistent behavior of pulling pranks, and particularly no longer while the duke's younger ward, Cecily, begins to improve emotions for Violet's regulate ego, "Ashton." let alone blackmail, mysterious killer automata, the way in which Violet's pulse accelerates each time Ernest speaks to her, and a dangerous legacy left by means of Ernest's father. She quickly realizes that it's not only protecting her mystery till the tip of the 12 months she has to fret approximately: it's surviving that lengthy.
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