Leaven Of Malice

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin Group Canada | September 19, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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The announcement of Miss Pearl Vambrace''s engagement to Mr. Solomon Bridgetower, with a wedding date set for November 31, has been placed erroneously in the Salterton Evening Bellman, causing its editor and the families of the non-betrothed great distress. In telling this humorous story, narrator Frederick Davidson is highly disdainful of the tribulations of the townspeople... Davidson does the characters well, each with his and her eccentric sounds, but his languid voice suggests he''s doing everyone a favor and imparts a tinge of contempt to everything.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054899

ISBN - 13: 9780143054894

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Leaven Of Malice

Leaven Of Malice

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054899

ISBN - 13: 9780143054894

From the Publisher

The announcement of Miss Pearl Vambrace''s engagement to Mr. Solomon Bridgetower, with a wedding date set for November 31, has been placed erroneously in the Salterton Evening Bellman, causing its editor and the families of the non-betrothed great distress. In telling this humorous story, narrator Frederick Davidson is highly disdainful of the tribulations of the townspeople... Davidson does the characters well, each with his and her eccentric sounds, but his languid voice suggests he''s doing everyone a favor and imparts a tinge of contempt to everything.

About the Author

Robertson Davies, novelist, playwright, literary critic and essayist, was born in 1913 in Thamesville, Ontario. He was educated at Queen's University, Toronto, and Balliol College, Oxford. Whilst at Oxford he became interested in the theatre and from 1938 until 1940 he was a teacher and actor at the Old Vic in London. He subsequently wrote a number of plays. In 1940 he returned to Canada, where he was literary editor of Saturday Night, an arts, politics and current affairs journal, until 1942, when he became editor and later publisher of the Peterborough Examiner. Several of his books, including The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks and The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks, had their origins in an editorial column. In 1962 he was appointed Professor of English at the University of Toronto, and in 1963 was appointed the first Master of the University's Massey College. He retired in 1981, but remained Master Emeritus and Professor Emeritus. He held honorary doctorates

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