The Lyre of Orpheus

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Penguin Books, 1988 - Fiction - 472 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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Robertson Davies (1913-1995) had three successive careers during the time he became an internationally acclaimed author: actor, publisher, and, finally, professor at the University of Toronto. The author of twelve novels and several volumes of essays and plays, he was the first Canadian to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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