High Spirits

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Viking Press, 1983 - Fiction - 198 pages
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Eighteen spooky ghost stories from the acclaimed author of "Fifth Business" are now gathered in one haunting collection. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

It would have been worth doing a Ph. D. at the University of Toronto in the 1960s and 70s to have been invited to the Christmas Party at Massey College. Massey College was newly built with a generous ... Read full review

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This collection of ghost stories (sort of) written for and set in the academia of the University of Toronto is well-written but ultimately rather dull stuff. These tales were meant to be read out loud ... Read full review

Contents

HOW THE HIGH SPIRITS CAME ABOUT
1
REVELATION FROM A SMOKY FIRE
7
THE GHOST WHO WANISHED BY DEGREES
13
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

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 and first Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, from which he retired in 1981 with the title of Master Emeritus.

He was one of Canada's most distinguished men of letters, with several volumes of plays and collections of essays, speeches, and belles lettres to his credit. As a novelist, he gained worldwide fame for his three trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, and The Cornish Trilogy, and for later novels Murther & Walking Spirits and The Cunning Man.

His career was marked by many honours: He was the first Canadian to be made an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was a Companion of the Order of Canada, and he received honorary degrees from twenty-six American, Canadian, and British universities.

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