The Rebel Angels by Robertson DaviesThe Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

The Rebel Angels

byRobertson Davies

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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Now part of the beautiful new Modern Classics series, The Rebel Angels is the first book in the celebrated Cornish Trilogy by one of Canada's most beloved literary icons.

     Gypsies, defrocked monks, mad professors, and wealthy eccentrics--a remarkable cast peoples Robertson Davies's brilliant spectacle of theft, perjury, murder, scholarship, and love at a modern university. Only Davies, author of Fifth Business, could have woven together their destinies with such wit, humour, and wisdom.
     The Rebel Angels is the first book in the Cornish Trilogy and also stands by itself as an extraordinary novel.
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 Rebel AngelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.74 × 5.07 × 0.84 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143196987

ISBN - 13:9780143196983

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Rebel Angels (The Cornish Trilogy #1) by Robertson Davies Like all of his books _The Rebel Angels_ is a book about art, about the intellect, and about secrets (both personal and professional). It is populated by the kind of characters that Davies knew so well and whose portraits he painted unerringly (if on occasion a little too neatly): they are intellectual elites, connoisseurs of art and artistry, but they are also unique, often bizarre, individuals whose quirks and manias may be the result of heredity, upbringing, or a judicious combination of both. Having said this I would have to admit that perhaps the only reservation I have is in the range of these characters. They are certainly unique, quirky and individual, but they do seem to generally be cut from the same cloth. Davies himself was a true old school Upper Canadian
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't lose heart I felt in love with the work of Robertson Davies from reading his famous Deptford trilogy. Although not as addictive, the Cornish tirlogy has proved not to disappoint. "Rebel Angels" is the first book in the Cornish trilogy. The late collector Francis Cornish left behind a fortune of artifacts, collectible artworks and manuscripts, pulling a few academics into the scheming of some sort of "treasure hunt". This is not a story of adventure in the sense of Indiana Jones, more like a idealistic theology discourse with intriguing character, exposing human greed and darkness, as cerebral creatures that sometimes come up with their very distorted way of living and thinking, especially when they lost themselves among the knowledge they amass and turn rebel angels. Knowledge is not evil when it is put to good use, so long as we don't lose our hearts.
Date published: 2017-07-11