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Manticore

by Robertson Davies

|August 25, 2015

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The second novel in Robertson Davies’ critically acclaimed Deptford Trilogy, The Manticore is a fascinating exploration, by an exquisite stylist, of those regions beyond reason where monsters live. Available as an eBook for the first time. David Staunton, the son…
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World of Wonders , the concluding novel in Robertson Davies’ celebrated Deptford Trilogy, is available as an e-book for the first time. Called “a spectacular, soaring work, an astounding tour de force unequaled in recent literature,” World of Wonders follows the…
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The Cunning Man is a perceptive and entertaining memoir of a doctor’s life, available as an eBook for the first time. When Father Hobbes mysteriously dies at the high altar on Good Friday, Dr. Jonathan Hullah—whose holistic work has earned him the label “Cunning…
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Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Leaven of Malice is the second novel in Robertson Davies’ much-loved Salterton Trilogy. Available as an eBook for the first time. The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening Bellman : “Professor and…

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Bringing together The Rebel Angels , What’s Bred in the Bone , and The Lyre of Orpheus , The Cornish Trilogy is available as an eBook for the first time. Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. John and the…
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Hailed as a literary masterpiece, Robertson Davies' The Cornish Trilogy comes to a brilliant conclusion in The Lyre of Orpheus . Available as an eBook for the first time. There is an important decision to be made. The Cornish Foundation is thriving under the…
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A new collection of stories by Mavis Gallant is always a major publishing event. For this is the writer who–like Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro–has made Canadian short stories a presence on the world literary scene, and on our bestseller lists. In Across the…
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Murther & Walking Spirits is available as an eBook for the first time. “I was never so amazed in my life as when the Sniffer drew his concealed weapon from its case and struck me to the ground, stone dead.” So begins the unusual story of Connor “Gil” Gilmartin…
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Praised as “sterling entertainment” by the New York Times , A Mixture of Frailties is the final novel in Robertson Davies’ wonderfully vivid Salterton Trilogy. Available as an eBook for the first time. “It’s a muddle, thought Monica. A muddle and I can’t get it…
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The third of Robertson Davies’ editions of Samuel Marchbanks’ writings, and originally published by McClelland & Stewart in 1967, Samuel Marchbanks’ Almanack is available here in e-book for the first time ever. In 1942, two years after returning to Canada from…

Literary Lapses

by Stephen Leacock

|February 24, 2009

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The humour, irony, and wit of Stephen Leacock have never been shown to better advantage than in Literary Lapses , his first collection of comic writings. Within its pages are such classic stories as the man who is seized by fear as he opens a bank account; the…
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“Do you know the characteristic wine of Madeira?…I do not know whether Leacock ever drank Madeira himself – he was very much a Scotch-whisky man – but I enjoy Madeira greatly, and I never drink it without thinking of Leacock, who was sometimes dry, sometimes…