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The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus Paperback – 27 Jun 1991

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  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 Jun. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140144463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140144468
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 4.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 883,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of Canadian author Robertson Davies' most dazzling achievements, "The Cornish Trilogy" explores the life and influence of eccentric art patron Francis Cornish and comprises "The Rebel Angels", "What's Bred in the Bone" (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1986) and "The Lyre of Orpheus". Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St John and the Holy Ghost, the trilogy lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion and gothic fantasy. It is densely plotted, highly entertaining and fuses themes of religion, love, art and music in a glorious celebration of humanism. '...the kind of writer who makes you want to nag your friends until they read him so that they share the pleasure' - "Observer".

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