The Lyre of Orpheus

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G.K. Hall, 1990 - Fiction - 588 pages
15 Reviews
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  - Tom - Goodreads

It was only the choice of focus that made me give this book four stars instead of five. The dramatic irony that Davies uses based on the second book of this trilogy, 'What's bred in the bone,' made ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Matt Kolbet - Goodreads

Davies is always fascinating. Humorous and intellectual. Fifth Business is my favorite novel by him, and this ranks right near it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
18
Section 3
57
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About the author (1990)

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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