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Fifth Business Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay…read more

Fifth Business

by Robertson Davies

|October 13, 2015

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Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his…read more

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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…read more

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Called "an altogether remarkable creation, his most accomplished novel to date" ( The New York Times ), What's Bred in the Bone is the second book in Robertson Davies's beloved Cornish Trilogy.      Francis Cornish was always good at keeping…read more

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The Manticore is a fascinating exploration, by an exquisite stylist, of those regions beyond reason where monsters live. David Staunton, the son of Percy Boyd Staunton, travels to Switzerland. Traumatized by his father’s death and plagued by a lifetime of…read more

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Now part of the beautiful new Modern Classics series, The Rebel Angels is the first book in the celebrated Cornish Trilogy by one of Canada's most beloved literary icons.      Gypsies, defrocked monks, mad professors, and wealthy eccentrics--a…read more

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Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Leaven of Malice is the second novel in Robertson Davies's much-loved Salterton Trilogy, now part of the new Modern Classics series.      The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening…read more

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World of Wonders is the third novel in Robertson Davies’s celebrated Deptford Trilogy, which began with Fifth Business and The Manticore . Called “a spectacular, soaring work, an astounding tour de force unequaled in recent literature,” it is…read more

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Around a mysterious death is woven a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived trilogy of novels. Luring the reader down labyrinthine tunnels of myth, history and magic, The Deptford Trilogy provides an exhilarating antidote to a world from where 'the fear…read more

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Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his…read more

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In this perceptive and entertaining memoir of a doctor’s life, we encounter at least one miraculous cure, a bad breath contest of Olympian standards, tales of cannibals and Tsarist bordellos, medical solutions to literary mysteries—and startling…read more

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Fifth Business, which one critic said was “as masterfully executed as anything in the history of the novel,” might be described simply as the life of a schoolteacher named Dunstan Ramsay. But such description would not even suggest the dark currents…read more