Penguin Modern Classics Fifth Business by Robertson DaviesPenguin Modern Classics Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Penguin Modern Classics Fifth Business

byRobertson Davies

Paperback | August 19, 2014

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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 of love, ambition, vengeance, and death that flow through this powerful work, cast in the form of Ramsay’s memoirs.

Fifth Business is the first novel in the celebrated Deptford Trilogy, which also includes The Manticore and World of Wonders—it also stands alone as the story of a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

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 ...
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Title:Penguin Modern Classics Fifth BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.73 × 5.08 × 0.76 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143191160

ISBN - 13:9780143191162

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