Freud's Wizard

Freud's Wizard

Ernest Jones and the Transformation of Psychoanalysis

By Brenda Maddox

Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780306815553, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007


A life of the man who built international psychoanalysis and rescued Freud, by the acclaimed biographer of Nora: The Real Molly Bloom

About the Author

Brenda Maddox, author of Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom, and Rosalind Franklin: Dark Lady of DNA, winner of the Los Angeles Times Biography Award, grew up in Massachusetts and lives in London.

Praise For Freud's Wizard

Science Communication
“[An] entertaining and rich biography…[Maddox] faithfully directs the reader to well-researched resources…Readable, at times very humorous, and certainly thought provoking.”

SciTech Book News, 12/08
“Maddox leaves the warts on Jones and everyone around him, and she fully reports the details of where their feuds took them.”

American Journal of Psychiatry, June 2009
“[A] superb biography…Adds a long-overdue chapter to the story of psychoanalysis and an unanticipated perspective on its ascendancy…Will delight and inform even those with extensive prior reading in the history of psychoanalysis.”