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The Deptford Trilogy - Robertson Davies
The Deptford Trilogy
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Around a mysterious death is woven a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived trilogy of novels: "Fifth Business", often described as Robertson Davies' finest novel; "The Manticore", and "World of Wonders". Luring the reader down labyrinthine tunnels of myth, history and magic, "The Deptford... show more
Around a mysterious death is woven a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived trilogy of novels: "Fifth Business", often described as Robertson Davies' finest novel; "The Manticore", and "World of Wonders". Luring the reader down labyrinthine tunnels of myth, history and magic, "The Deptford Trilogy" provides an exhilarating antidote to a world from where 'the fear and dread and splendour of wonder have been banished. 'His books will be recognized with the very best works of this century' - "The New York Times" Book Review.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140147551 (0140147551)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 832
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Deptford Trilogy
How do I even begin this? I spent about two weeks reading this and that's a lot of time for people to be asking: "so what is it about?"It's usually non-readers who ask such questions because readers know better than to ask what a 800 page book is about. But I thought about it and decided that it was...
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4.5 Robertson Davies - The Deptford Trilogy
From the snapshots you can find online, Robertson Davies looked like Charles Darwin with a touch of Santa Claus. The Canadian author had a long white forked beard that was strikingly demode in the 1970s when he delivered the three books of this excellent Deptford Trilogy. And yet, don't be fooled by...
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0.0 Robertson Davies - The Deptford Trilogy
How do I even begin this? I spent about two weeks reading this and that's a lot of time for people to be asking: "so what is it about?"It's usually non-readers who ask such questions because readers know better than to ask what a 800 page book is about. But I thought about it and decided that it was...
The Review Man
The Review Man rated it
In the 1970s there was a popular Canadian television show called Reach for the Top. It was a quiz-style game show pitting two teams of four against each other in a battle of general (read: mostly useless) knowledge. (Fun fact: Stephen Harper competed but did not win the national championship, althou...
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4.0
Oh how annoying! You start a book, a newly purchased paperback, and immediately the pages start falling out! I was hooked, and I so want to continue reading, but I had to return it to the store and order a new copy! Grrrrr :0(
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