Modern Classics Tempest Tost

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin Canada | September 19, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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No other Canadian novelist is lauded and read as widely outside his homeland as Robertson Davies. His characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters. From the narrator Davidson's mouth, the story has a sarcastic, even cynical, edge, whereas Robertson Davies's words, though not without humor and irony, are far more empathetic...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 784 pages, 7.73 × 4.99 × 0.56 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0143054910

ISBN - 13: 9780143054917

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Modern Classics Tempest Tost

Modern Classics Tempest Tost

by Robertson Davies
Foreword by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 784 pages, 7.73 × 4.99 × 0.56 in

Published: September 19, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143054910

ISBN - 13: 9780143054917

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No other Canadian novelist is lauded and read as widely outside his homeland as Robertson Davies. His characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters. From the narrator Davidson's mouth, the story has a sarcastic, even cynical, edge, whereas Robertson Davies's words, though not without humor and irony, are far more empathetic...

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.