The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders Paperback – 28 Jul 2011
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The kind of writer who makes you want to nag your friends until they read him so that they share the pleasure (Observer)
Davies' books will be recognized with the very best works of the twentieth century (New York Times Book Review)
One of the great modern novelists (Malcolm Bradbury)
A mature and wise writer (Anthony Burgess)
Thick and rich with humour, character and incident (Observer)
About the Author
Robertson Davies was born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913. A novelist, playwright, literary critic and essayist, he received numerous awards for his work. It is as a writer of fiction that Robertson Davies achieved international recognition, with such books as The Salterton Trilogy (Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice and A Mixture of Frailties); The Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders); The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize, and The Lyre of Orpheus); Murther & Walking Spirits, and The Cunning Man. Robertson Davies died in 1995.
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