The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels; What's Bred In The Bone; The Lyre Of Orpheus

Paperback | February 1, 1992

byRobertson Davies

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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 invention of Canada''s grand man of letters.

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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 is a dazzling trilogy of novels; it lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion, and gothic fantasy that could only be the invention of Canada's grand man of letters, Robertson Davies. Combining The Rebels Angels, What's Bred in the Bone and The Lyre of...

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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 invention of Canada's grand man of letters.

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 reti...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1152 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 2.2 inPublished:February 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from BORING I couldn't even stay awake long enough to read this book, however i did finish it because i needed it for an English paper. I think it was well writen tho but it could have been a little more exciting or have a few interesting twists to it at least.
Date published: 2003-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cornish Trilogy For those who haven't read Roberston Davies, the Cornish Triology is a great place to start. Davies takes you back to your University days and makes you think twice about the lives of your professors - not so dull afterall! His descriptions of academic life at U of T, the Rosedale rooming houses of old (before they were converted into multi-million dollar dwellings) and life in the Ottawa Valley are fascinating - particularly for an Ontario native. Anyone with an interest in music, art history, religion or travel will find this trilogy a treat.
Date published: 2002-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Read! Davies' Cornish Trilogy is a reading event! The descriptions of academic lifes, loves and fantasies are wonderful, drawn with a loving hand and described with sprightly wit. The notion of a gypsy violin chop shop existing in the basement of a suburban home in Canada is enchanting--you can almost feel the steam as the cases are opened, revealing aged (and not so aged) fiddles, in various states of rejuvenation. Highly recommended. I have given several copies as gifts!
Date published: 2000-02-12