Tempest-tost

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin Group Canada | September 19, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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No other Canadian novelist is lauded and read as widely outside his homeland as Robertson Davies. His characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters. From the narrator Davidson''s mouth, the story has a sarcastic, even cynical, edge, whereas Robertson Davies''s words, though not without humor and irony, are far more empathetic...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 784 pages, 3.11 × 2.03 × 0.22 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054910

ISBN - 13: 9780143054917

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Tempest-tost

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 784 pages, 3.11 × 2.03 × 0.22 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054910

ISBN - 13: 9780143054917

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No other Canadian novelist is lauded and read as widely outside his homeland as Robertson Davies. His characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters. From the narrator Davidson''s mouth, the story has a sarcastic, even cynical, edge, whereas Robertson Davies''s words, though not without humor and irony, are far more empathetic...

About the Author

Novelist, playwright, and journalist, Robertson Davies is one of Canada's best-known writers internationally. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario, where he later attended Queen's University. In 1938, he received a B.Litt. from Oxford, and then joined the Old Vic Theatre Company. Returning to Canada in 1940, he served as editor of the influential publication Saturday Night until 1942. For the next 20 years he was editor of the Peterborough Examiner in Ontario, where he wrote the Samuel Marchbanks Sketches. From 1953 to 1971 he served on the board of the Stratford Festival. In 1963 Davies became the first master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto. In the 1970s Davies published the Deptford Trilogy - Fifth Business (1970), The Manticore (1972), and World of Wonders (1975). Beginning in 1981, Davies published the Cornish Trilogy - The Rebel Angels (1981), What's Bred in the Bone (1985), and The Lyre of Orpheus (1988). These novels, with their academic setting, reveal Davies's awareness of Canada's intellectual and artistic sophistication.
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