Modern Classics Leaven Of Malice

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin 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, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054899

ISBN - 13: 9780143054894

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Modern Classics Leaven Of Malice

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054899

ISBN - 13: 9780143054894

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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.

About the Author

Robertson Davies (1913–1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen’s University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He had three successive careers: as an actor with the Old Vic Company in England; as publisher of the Peterborough Examiner; and as university professor and first Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, from which he retired in 1981 with the title of Master Emeritus.

He was one of Canada’s most distinguished men of letters, with several volumes of plays and collections of essays, speeches, and belles lettres to his credit. As a novelist, he gained worldwide fame for his three trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, and The Cornish Trilogy, and for later novels Murther & Walking Spirits and The Cunning Man.

His career was marked by many honours: He was the first Canadian to be made an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was a Companion of the Order of Canada, and he received honorary degrees from twenty-six American, Canadian, and British universities.