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High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories
Robertson Davies
0641660987

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Fifth Business (The Deptford Trilogy #1)
Robertson Davies
0141186151
January 2001
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The New York Times
A marvelously enigmatic novel, elegantly written and driven by irresistible narrative force.

From AudioFile
The first novel in the now classic Depford Trilogy is about a murder examined from multiple perspectives. This is a reissue of the CBC's dramatization, which was first published in1980 after its critically acclaimed broadcast throughout Canada. Writer/director Ron Hartman, one of the CBC's finest audio dramatists, remains faithful to Robertson Davies's original story and language, but the personality is all his. Whereas Davies is gentle and humane, however violent and cruel his characters and incidents, Hartman is theatrical and unsparing. Lucia Agostini's lush musical score heavily punctuates the action, increasing the sense of melodrama and telegraphing the humor of...


The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders
Robertson Davies
0140147551
October 1990
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Book Review
"Who killed Boy Staunton?"

This is the question that lies at the heart of Robertson Davies's elegant trilogy comprising Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders. Indeed, Staunton's death is the central event of each of the three novels, and Rashomon-style, each circles round to view it from a different perspective. In the first book, Fifth Business, Davies introduces us to Dunstan Ramsey and his "lifelong friend and enemy, Percy Boyd Staunton," both aged 10. It is a winter evening in the small Canadian village of Deptford, and Ramsey and Boy have quarreled. In a rage, Boy throws a snowball with a stone in it, misses his friend and hits the Baptist minister's pregnant wife by mistake. She becomes hysterical and later that night delivers her child prematurely, a baby with birth defects. Even worse, she loses her...



The Manticore
Robertson Davies
0140167935
Apr 1977
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Book Description
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. The Manticore—the second book in the series after Fifth Business—follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father.

From the Back Cover
"Robertson Davies is one of the great modern novelists." —Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday Times (London) "Robertson Davies is a novelist whose books are thick and rich with humor, character and...


The Cornish Triliogy: The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, The Lyre of Orpheus
Robertson Davies
0140158502
January 1992
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World of Wonders
Robertson Davies
014016796X
Apr 1977
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Book Description
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders—the third book in the series after The Manticore—follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim—the most illustrious magician of his age—who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life’s courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover
"Robertson Davies is one of the...


For Your Eye Alone: Letters, 1976-1995
Robertson Davies
0670892912
December 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
In amassing the first collection of the late Canadian novelist's letters, Davies's biographer Grant (Robertson Davies: Man of Myth) discovered many had actually been framed, which says something about not only Davies's status as grand old man of Canuck letters, but also their sheer entertainment value. This volume covers the years from 1976, when he was 63, to his death in 1995; during this period, he was at last a successful public figure, as the master of Massey College at the University of Toronto and the successful novelist of the Deptford Trilogy. His status is elevated enough that he not only helpfully blurbs aspiring novelists' works, but also burlesques literary critics and book reviewers (though he warns one lucky recipient, "PS: Of course this letter is for your eye alone"). In the world of letters, his...


For Your Eye Alone: Robertson Davies' Letters, 1976-1995
Robertson Davies
0641659679

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The Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, and A Mixture of Frailties
Robertson Davies
014015910X
November 1991
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High Spirits
Robertson Davies
0142002461
Aug 2002
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From AudioFile
Offering ghost stories meant to amuse, this collection of thirteen selections originated from "gaudy nights" at Massey College where Davies was Master. Davies himself gives a charming introduction while the stories themselves are enhanced by Christopher Plummer's narration. Plummer's rich, resonant voice enlivens each character--college dons, college ghosts, undergraduates. With subtle accents and a superb use of cadence, Plummer reflects all of Davies's humor and irreverence. This excellent match of reader to material will delight Davies's fans and all lovers of good stories told by a skilled narrator. R.F.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Robertson...


Conversations with Robertson Davies
Robertson Davies
0878053840
June 1989
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Cunning Man
Robertson Davies
0140248307
February 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Canadian novelist Davies's latest concerning the mysterious death of a Catholic priest, was a PW bestseller for seven weeks. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
It is always a pleasure to read works that manage to be both entertaining and intelligent. Throughout his long career, Canadian novelist Davies (e.g., What's Bred in the Bone, LJ 11/15/85) has successfully combined these two elements. His latest protagonist, Dr. Jonathan Hullah, is a holistic physician-a cunning diagnostician who is often able to get to the root of problems that have baffled others. A young reporter's query about the circumstances surrounding an Episcopalian priest's death at the high altar on Good Friday leads the doctor to reflect on his own life and career. While...


The Manticore
Robertson Davies
014303913X
Mar 2006
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Book Description
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. The Manticore—the second book in the series after Fifth Business—follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father.

From the Back Cover
"Robertson Davies is one of the great modern novelists." —Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday Times (London) "Robertson Davies is a novelist whose books are thick and rich with humor, character and...


For Your Eye Alone: The Letters of Robertson Davis
Robertson Davies
0142000299
November 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
In amassing the first collection of the late Canadian novelist's letters, Davies's biographer Grant (Robertson Davies: Man of Myth) discovered many had actually been framed, which says something about not only Davies's status as grand old man of Canuck letters, but also their sheer entertainment value. This volume covers the years from 1976, when he was 63, to his death in 1995; during this period, he was at last a successful public figure, as the master of Massey College at the University of Toronto and the successful novelist of the Deptford Trilogy. His status is elevated enough that he not only helpfully blurbs aspiring novelists' works, but also burlesques literary critics and book reviewers (though he warns one lucky recipient, "PS: Of course this letter is for your eye alone"). In the world of letters, his...


World of Wonders
Robertson Davies
0143039148
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders—the third book in the series after The Manticore—follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim—the most illustrious magician of his age—who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life’s courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work.

From the Back Cover
"Robertson Davies is one of the great modern novelists." —Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday...

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