Leaven Of Malice by Robertson DaviesLeaven Of Malice by Robertson Davies

Leaven Of Malice

byRobertson Davies

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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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 Bellman: "Professor and Mrs. Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetower, Esq., son of..."     
     And not a word was true. Although the malice that prompted this false engagement notice was aimed at three people only--Solly Bridgetower, Pearl Vambrace, and Gloster Ridley, the anxiety-ridden local newspaper editor--before the leaven of malice had ceased to work, it had changed permanently, for good or ill, the lives of many of Salterton.     
     This is the second novel in the Salterton Trilogy, which also includes Tempest-Tost and A Mixture of Frailties, and is another brilliant display of Robertson Davies's legendary wit and erudition.
William Robertson Davies was born in Thamesville, Ontario in 1913. He taught English at the University of Toronto and was an actor, journalist, and newspaper editor before winning acclaim as a novelist with Tempest-Tost, the first of his Salterton trilogy. His most famous trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy--Fifth Business, The Manticore, an...
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Title:Leaven Of MaliceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143197029

ISBN - 13:9780143197027

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Leaven of Malice (The Salterton Trilogy #2) by Robertson Davies This may be Davies' best work, but I don't know yet. It's as good as, if not better than, "Fifth Business," though it comes in the middle of a trilogy instead of at the beginning. On its own, it is funny and engaging, but when mixed with "Tempest-tost," it is positively brilliant.The story begins with a newspaper editor, always a plus to a reader who has, for better or worse, made her career in the news business. It begins, most unfortunately, with an engagement notice that should never have been printed. Hijinx ensue.I wish I could tell you more, but I can't and I won't, lest I ruin any part of the story for you. What I can say is that with this tome, Davies has ensured himself a permanent place on my list of the top five best writers of all time
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Leaven of Malice (The Salterton Trilogy #2) by Robertson Davies This may be Davies' best work, but I don't know yet. It's as good as, if not better than, "Fifth Business," though it comes in the middle of a trilogy instead of at the beginning. On its own, it is funny and engaging, but when mixed with "Tempest-tost," it is positively brilliant.The story begins with a newspaper editor, always a plus to a reader who has, for better or worse, made her career in the news business. It begins, most unfortunately, with an engagement notice that should never have been printed. Hijinx ensue.I wish I could tell you more, but I can't and I won't, lest I ruin any part of the story for you. What I can say is that with this tome, Davies has ensured himself a permanent place on my list of the top five best writers of all time
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Leaven of Malice (The Salterton Trilogy #2) by Robertson Davies This may be Davies' best work, but I don't know yet. It's as good as, if not better than, "Fifth Business," though it comes in the middle of a trilogy instead of at the beginning. On its own, it is funny and engaging, but when mixed with "Tempest-tost," it is positively brilliant.The story begins with a newspaper editor, always a plus to a reader who has, for better or worse, made her career in the news business. It begins, most unfortunately, with an engagement notice that should never have been printed. Hijinx ensue.I wish I could tell you more, but I can't and I won't, lest I ruin any part of the story for you. What I can say is that with this tome, Davies has ensured himself a permanent place on my list of the top five best writers of all time
Date published: 2018-07-26