What's Bred In The Bone by Robertson DaviesWhat's Bred In The Bone by Robertson Davies

What's Bred In The Bone

byRobertson Davies

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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Called "an altogether remarkable creation, his most accomplished novel to date" (The New York Times), What's Bred in the Bone is the second book in Robertson Davies's beloved Cornish Trilogy.

     Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to his mysterious encounters with a small-town embalmer, a master art restorer, a Bavarian countess, and various masters of espionage, the events in Francis's life were not always what they seemed.     
     In this wonderfully ingenious portrait of an art expert and collector of international renown, Robertson Davies has created a spellbinding tale of artistic triumph and heroic deceit. It is a tale told in stylish, elegant prose, endowed with lavish portions of Davies's wit and wisdom.
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...
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Title:What's Bred In The BoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.1 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143196995

ISBN - 13:9780143196990

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from What's Bred in the Bone (The Cornish Trilogy #2) by Robertson Davies This is Robertson Davies’ best book. No, really it is. And he’s written some pretty awesome ones, let me tell you. Certainly, at the very least, I can say that this one is my favourite. It has everything I want and expect from a book by Davies: a concentration on artistic and intellectual matters, exploration into the ways in which heredity and upbringing shape the soul of an individual, characters who are both ‘realistic’ and odd, witty insights into human nature and foibles at both the individual and communal level, and a preoccupation with myth as it surfaces in our everyday lives through both obvious and not so obvious avenues; in short a heady rumination on what it means to be a sensate individual living in a difficult world coming to terms with oneself all wrapped up in a wonderful story built on well-wrought prose.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What's Bred in the Bone (The Cornish Trilogy #2) by Robertson Davies This is Robertson Davies’ best book. No, really it is. And he’s written some pretty awesome ones, let me tell you. Certainly, at the very least, I can say that this one is my favourite. It has everything I want and expect from a book by Davies: a concentration on artistic and intellectual matters, exploration into the ways in which heredity and upbringing shape the soul of an individual, characters who are both ‘realistic’ and odd, witty insights into human nature and foibles at both the individual and communal level, and a preoccupation with myth as it surfaces in our everyday lives through both obvious and not so obvious avenues; in short a heady rumination on what it means to be a sensate individual living in a difficult world coming to terms with oneself all wrapped up in a wonderful story built on well-wrought prose.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Canadian Classic Robertson Davies is THE quintessential Canadian author, in my opion. Of his many fine novels, this one is my very favourite. It is the middle book of the 'Cornish Trilogy' ; The Rebel Angels is first; and The Lyre of Orpheus third. Extremely well-written; thoroughly enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-11-13