The Cornish Trilogy Paperback – 1992
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Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. Joh....
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Top Customer Reviews
These books are each terrific good reads. They made me change the way I looked on life in a genuine and deep way. They are erudite and complex with feelings that far transend the populist "feel good trashy", "Alchemist" type novels. I even quoted one at a family funeral.
Truly RB was a great writer but having read all his books for me the Cornish trilogy is his most poignant and touching. Yes, he did save the best till last.
So what's so good about it? Mr Davies doesn't patronise the reader, so it's intellectually satisfying. At the same time he works HARD to entertain us. It's much more than 'just' a pageturner but I was certainly dying to know what happened next. Basically the writer was an incredibly wise, learned, witty guy. His characters are original and REAL. After ten years what stays with me is the quality of the reading experience. I was completely sucked into his world. It was much more real and interesting than my real life and I was very sad to reach the last page.
I'm waiting for the perfect occassion to re-read this masterpiece.
The Depford Trilogy and The Cunning Man are also very good but this is his very best work. I'm sure it'll be read in a couple of hundred years when eveyone has forgoten about Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwan et al.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Grand, sweeping stuff and a really good read. It pulls off a considerable achievement - being quite deep in nature but also a page-turner. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leigh
I've read it before but am looking out for a secondhand copy to add to my bookshelf.Published 15 months ago by Mrs Susan Thorne
THIS BOOK ARRIVED IN GOOD TIME FOR CHRISTMAS AND WAS WELL PACKED AND IN GOOD CONDITION. AN INTERESTING READ FOR OVER THE CHIRSTMAS PERIOD AND ANOTHER ONE TO BE KEPT FOR FUTURE... Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2014 by Judith St John
This is a superb trilogy of novels, intensely imagined, set in academia. Robertson Davies's writing is intelligent and entertaining, and he has the capacity to delve deeply into a... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by M. F. Cayley
THE WORKS OF MR DAVIES ARE ALWAYS MORE THAN YOU CAN THINK OF, FULFILLING MY HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS. I HAVE TO READ THEM ALL.Published on 4 Mar. 2013 by FLCVGANDALF
Great price. Really good delivery. May still put some off due to the size of the trilogy. If cost were not prohibitive for me I would have bought the three novels separately but... Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2012 by Momobugs
These are very fun novels, set for the most part in Canada's obscure academic retreats. Becase of Maria, the half gypsy who may be a budding genius, Rebel Angels is perhaps the... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2011 by rob crawford
Robertson Davies' Cornish trilogy is good, in fact a kind of work of art. Its the second book (which I have already reviewed) which is the main attraction throughout. Read morePublished on 23 July 2011 by Frank Bierbrauer