The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels, What's Bred In The Bone, And The Lyre Of Orpheus

by Robertson Davies

Penguin Group Canada | February 3, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. John and the Holy Ghost, this dazzling trilogy of novels lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion, and gothic fantasy that could only be the invention of Canada''s grand man of letters.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1168 pages, 3.05 × 1.99 × 0.83 in

Published: February 3, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140158502

ISBN - 13: 9780140158502

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The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels, What's Bred In The Bone, And The Lyre Of Orpheus

by Robertson Davies

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1168 pages, 3.05 × 1.99 × 0.83 in

Published: February 3, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140158502

ISBN - 13: 9780140158502

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Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. John and the Holy Ghost, this dazzling trilogy of novels lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion, and gothic fantasy that could only be the invention of Canada''s grand man of letters.

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 from twenty-six universities in the UK, the USA and Canada, and he received numerous awards for his work, including the Governor-General’s Award for The Manticore in 1973. 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 , winner of the Leacock Award for Humour, and A Mixture of Frailties ); The Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders ); The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What
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Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. John and the Holy Ghost, this is a dazzling trilogy of novels; it lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion, and gothic fantasy that could only be the invention of Canada's grand man of letters, Robertson Davies. Combining The Rebels Angels, What's Bred in the Bone and The Lyre of Orpheus into one volume, The Cornish Trilogy is an execution of amazing literary sensibility, offering readers as much intrigue as it does style.
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