One of Canadian author Robertson Davies’ most dazzling achievements, ‘The Cornish Trilogy’ explores the life and influence of eccentric art patron Francis Cornish and comprises ‘The Rebel Angels’, ‘What’s Bred in the Bone’ (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1986) and ‘The Lyre of Orpheus’.
Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St John and the Holy Ghost, the trilogy lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion and gothic fantasy. It is densely plotted, highly entertaining and fuses themes of religion, love, art and music in a glorious celebration of humanism.
‘… the kind of writer who makes you want to nag your friends until they read him so that they share the pleasure’ Observer.
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Deliciously readable ( New York Times)
One of the most remarkable achievements of contemporary fiction ( Sunday Times)
Nourishes the brain while it beguiles the senses ( Time)
A first-rate storyteller and a real moralist with a crackling sense of humour ( Newsweek)
Davies combines elements of the fantastic with details of everyday life to show us a world in which the miraculous coexists with the mundane ( New York Times)
Robertson Davies was born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913. A novelist, playwright, literary critic and essayist, he received numerous awards for his work. It is as a writer of fiction that Robertson Davies achieved international recognition, with such books as The Salterton Trilogy ( Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice and A Mixture of Frailties); The Deptford Trilogy ( Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders); The Cornish Trilogy ( The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize, and The Lyre of Orpheus); Murthe r & Walking Spirits, and The Cunning Man. Robertson Davies died in 1995.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140144463
Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140144463