By Lev AC Rosen
Encouraged by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Oscar Wilde's The value of Being Earnest, All males of Genius happens in a Victorian London frequent yet fantastical, the place mad technology makes the most unlikely possible.
Violet Adams desires to attend Illyria collage, a broadly well known college for the main terrific up-and-coming medical minds, based via the past due Duke Illyria, the best scientist of the Victorian Age. the varsity is administered through his son, Ernest, who has held to his father's coverage that the small, specific collage stay male-only. Violet sees her chance while her father departs for the USA. She disguises herself as her dual brother, Ashton, and profits entry.
But preserving the key of her intercourse won't be effortless, now not along with her pal Jack's consistent behavior of pulling pranks, and particularly now not whilst the duke's younger ward, Cecily, begins to improve emotions for Violet's regulate ego, "Ashton." let alone blackmail, mysterious killer automata, the best way Violet's pulse hastens each time Ernest speaks to her, and a dangerous legacy left via Ernest's father. She quickly realizes that it's not only holding her mystery till the top of the 12 months she has to fret approximately: it's surviving that lengthy.
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