The Deptford trilogy

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Penguin Books, 1983 - Fiction - 863 pages
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Sublimely good writing - Goodreads
... but the ending kind of petered out. - Goodreads
A wonderful trilogy, by an incredible writer. - Goodreads
Robertson Davies is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
A first class writer. - Goodreads
Good ending, though, so worth sticking with it. - Goodreads

Review: The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders

User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

Fifth Business and The Manticore were fascinating, the plots tight and interesting. I'm ashamed to admit I abandoned the last book about 1/3 way through. It just didn't grab me like the others. Read full review

Review: The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders

User Review  - Lucie Novak - Goodreads

It was long, unusual, cultured, interesting. Robertson Davies, although a Canadian seems very British. I like his books, they seem like a glimpse into an old world Read full review

Contents

Mrs Dempster
13
Am Bom Again
71
My FoolSaint
113
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Novelist, playwright, and journalist, Robertson Davies is one of Canada's best-known writers internationally. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario, where he later attended Queen's University. In 1938, he received a B.Litt. from Oxford, and then joined the Old Vic Theatre Company. Returning to Canada in 1940, he served as editor of the influential publication Saturday Night until 1942. For the next 20 years he was editor of the Peterborough Examiner in Ontario, where he wrote the Samuel Marchbanks Sketches. From 1953 to 1971 he served on the board of the Stratford Festival. In 1963 Davies became the first master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto. In the 1970s Davies published the Deptford Trilogy - Fifth Business (1970), The Manticore (1972), and World of Wonders (1975). Beginning in 1981, Davies published the Cornish Trilogy - The Rebel Angels (1981), What's Bred in the Bone (1985), and The Lyre of Orpheus (1988). These novels, with their academic setting, reveal Davies's awareness of Canada's intellectual and artistic sophistication.

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