World Of Wonders

Paperback | October 13, 2015

byRobertson Davies

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World of Wonders is the third novel in Robertson Davies’s celebrated Deptford Trilogy, which began with Fifth Business and The Manticore. Called “a spectacular, soaring work, an astounding tour de force unequaled in recent literature,” it is the story of Magnus Eisengrim, master illusionist, the most illustrious magician of his age.

 

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World of Wonders is the third novel in Robertson Davies’s celebrated Deptford Trilogy, which began with Fifth Business and The Manticore. Called “a spectacular, soaring work, an astounding tour de force unequaled in recent literature,” it is the story of Magnus Eisengrim, master illusionist, the most illustrious magician of his age....

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143194151

ISBN - 13:9780143194156

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“World of Wonders is a novel of stunning verbal energy and intelligence…. Robertson Davies’s tour de force.” - The New York Times Book Review“Among contemporary novelists, only Graham Greene has trod this ground and gleaned it so successfully.” - New Republic“Davies’s Deptford Trilogy is one of the splendid literary enterprises of this decade.” - Newsweek“One of the great modern novelists.” - Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday Times (London)“Robertson Davies is a novelist whose books are thick and rich with humor, character and incident. They are plotted with skill and much flamboyance.” - The Observer (London)“A mature and wise writer.” - Anthony Burgess, The Sunday Times (London)“Davies is a thoughtful, tasteful mediator in human affairs.” - Kirkus Reviews