The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson DaviesThe Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies

The Lyre Of Orpheus

byRobertson Davies

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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Hailed as a literary masterpiece, Robertson Davies's Cornish Trilogy comes to a brilliant conclusion in The Lyre of Orpheus, now part of the new Modern Classics series.

     There is an important decision to be made. The Cornish Foundation, set up with money left by the late Francis Cornish, connoisseur, collector, and notable eccentric, must decide which undertaking will receive a portion of its considerable funds.
     The Foundation decides to support the doctoral work of Hulda Schnakenbury, a thoroughly unpleasant young genius of a music student. Her task is to complete the score of an unfinished opera by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and as plans take shape, Hoffmann's dictum, "The lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld," proves prophetic for many a participant.     

     Baroque and deliciously funny, this third book in the Cornish Trilogy shows Robertson Davies at his very considerable best.
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...
Title:The Lyre Of OrpheusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.1 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143197002

ISBN - 13:9780143197003

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