The Lyre of Orpheus

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G.K. Hall, 1990 - Fiction - 588 pages
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Davies triumphantly concludes the trilogy begun with The Rebel Angels. The Cornish Foundation is thriving under the tutelage of Arthur Cornish, art expert, collector, connoisseur, and notable eccentric.

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Review: The Lyre of Orpheus (The Cornish Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

This was a fitting ending to the trilogy, and yet it lacked important elements. Where was Mamouzia? How could she be so absent from Maria's pregnancy and from the life of Baby David? I wanted a re ... Read full review

Review: The Lyre of Orpheus (The Cornish Trilogy #3)

User Review  - F Clark - Goodreads

Last of Davies' Cornish trilogy is just as engaging as the first two. This one interweaves academia, "the art world," and theatre (in this case, opera) in a manner that is largely plausible. Most of the characters are richly drawn. Read full review

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Section 2
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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, and World of Wonders--develops the earlier Salterton novels. The locale is a fictitious Ontario city that prizes its English tradition, including the Anglican Church and the genealogy of the old families. Robertson's novels have been translated into approximately 20 languages. His masterful story-telling encompasses such issues as evil, love, fear, tradition, and magic as he brings his characters to life with wisdom and humor. Robertson Davies died in 1995.

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