Theodora Keogh


Born
in New York, The United States
June 30, 1919

Died
January 05, 2008


A granddaughter of president Theodore Roosevelt, Keogh wrote nine novels during the period of 1950 to 1962. Her novels tended to focus on characters with psychological conflicts and often dark sides to their personalities. In this regard, her themes are similar to those of novelist Patricia Highsmith.Theodora’s works explored such dark areas and themes as rape, incest, double lives, and a doctor’s psychological and emotional fascination with a child criminal. Her novels were also noteworthy for exploring gay and lesbian themes, which were daring topics for the era in which she was writing. Such themes brought Theodora a measure of notoriety in her day. Her novels were largely neglected after the 1960s but have recently been rediscovered an ...more

Average rating: 3.64 · 56 ratings · 9 reviews · 11 distinct works
The Tattooed Heart

3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Meg

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1950 — 6 editions
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My Name Is Rose

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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The Fascinator

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Gemini

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1961
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The Other Girl

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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The Mistress

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1959
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Street Music

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1952 — 2 editions
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The Tattooed Heart & My Nam...

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The Double Door

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1950 — 7 editions
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