October 13, 2015|
Tempest-tost by Robertson Davies
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The debut novel that launched an astonishing literary career, Tempest-Tost is a magnificent display of Robertson Davies's legendary wit and the first novel in the Salterton Trilogy.

     An amateur production of The Tempest provides a colourful backdrop for a hilarious look at unrequited love. Mathematics teacher Hector Mackilwraith, stirred and troubled by Shakespeare's plays, falls in love with the beautiful Griselda Webster. When Griselda shows that she has her own plans, Hector despairs and tries to commit suicide on the play's opening night.
     Written in 1951, Tempest-Tost is a wonderfully satirical story of small-town Canada that reveals humorous yet powerful universal truths.
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 ...
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.7 in
Published:October 13, 2015
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143197010

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