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The Deptford trilogy

Fifth business, The manticore, World of wonders

by Robertson Davies

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in


Edition Notes

StatementRobertson Davies.
The Physical Object
Pagination863, [1] p. ;
Number of Pages863
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18987653M
ISBN 100670817902

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The Manticore Around a mysterious death is woven a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived trilogy of novels. 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'/5(18). The Deptford Trilogy is an excellent page book imbedded in a more-thanpage mediocrity. Ostensibly, the trilogy is a history about however many people from the same small Canadian town (Deptford), which ultimately revolves around uncovering the truth about the murder (or suicide) of (Percy Boyd) Boy Staunton, wealthy sugar entrepreneur /5(37).

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The Deptford Trilogy, finished inwas his second. Generally, I do not read multi-volume works (I want the credit for having read each book after all), but in the case of Davies, it seemed The Deptford Trilogy is comprised of three books/5.

The Manticore (Deptford Trilogy Book 2) - Kindle edition by Davies, Robertson, Dirda, Michael. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Manticore (Deptford Trilogy Book 2)/5(31).

About The Deptford trilogy book Deptford Trilogy. Fifth Business Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man’s land where memory, history, and myth collide.

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Daviess acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is of Wondersthe third book in the series after The Manticorefollows the story of Magnus Eisengrimthe most illustrious magician of his agewho is spirited/5.

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic", Robertson Davies’ acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. This first novel in the trilogy introduces Ramsay, a man who returns from World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross but who is destined to be caught in a no man's land.

The only bad thing about Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy (FIFTH BUSINESS, THE MANTICORE, WORLD OF WONDERS) is that it had to end.

Sparklingly clever, bawdy, poignant, erudite, and laugh-out-loud funny, Davies entertains in a wonderfully rich, old-world style.A friend of mine (who recommended the books, and to whom I will be forever grateful) put it this way: "Reading Robertson 5/5(5). If the Deptford Trilogy was only about playing around with themes and symbols and words it would still be a fine creation.

But it is of course more than that. It concerns itself with big themes that humans have struggled with for eons, themes such as conscience, guilt. Buy The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders New Ed by Davies, Robertson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book /5(82).

Authors, Book reviews Book Review, Books, Culture, Fifth Business, Magical Realism, Robertson Davies, The Deptford Trilogy, The Manticore, World of Wonders Bookspread 6 comments Post navigation How not to score a free entrance to the Salon du Livre in Paris. The Deptford Trilogy, series of three novels by Robertson Davies, consisting of Fifth Business (), The Manticore (), and World of Wonders ().

Throughout the trilogy, Davies interweaves moral concerns and bits of arcane lore. The novels trace the lives of three men from the small town of Deptford, Ont., who were connected and transformed by a single childhood event: Percy (“Boy. The Dark Portal: Book One of the Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as “a modern classic,” Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven.

World of Wonders—the third book in the series after The Manticore. William Robertson Davies, CC OOnt FRSC FRSL (28 August – 2 December ) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", an unfashionable term Davies gladly accepted for himself.

Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential Spouse: Brenda Ethel Davies (m. –). The constituents of The Deptford Trilogy are carefully linked; indeed, they depend on one another for character and plot development. Nevertheless, one can read them in any order or read only one.

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as a modern classic, Robertson Davies' acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is of Wonders, the third book in the series after The Manticore, follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim - the most illustrious magician of his age - who is spirited away from his.

Dj is in mylar sleeve. This is the first state dustjacket without the number to the back panel. Vermilion red cl, pp. Charcoal Grey endpapers. This is the second book in his Deptford Trilogy: David Staunton consults an analyst to understand the grotesque circumstances surrounding the death of his glamorous father.

The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies revolves around a murder mystery; but, as the author develops the plot, the reader becomes absorbed in a strange world of myth, magic, psychology, and history; often far removed from rural Deptford in Canada, where the action begins.

Each book in the trilogy centres around a principal character. 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'.

World of Wonders This is the third novel in Davies's major work, The Deptford Trilogy/5(22). The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies INTRODUCTION. One of the most ambitious works of fiction of the twentieth century, Robertson Davies’s Deptford Trilogy reaches from rural Canada to the Swiss Alps and introduces a cast of characters as varied and fascinating as any in recent literature.

The Deptford Trilogy is an excellent page book imbedded in a more-thanpage mediocrity. Ostensibly, the trilogy is a history about however many Read full review4/5(4). **Description from Amazon: Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide.

As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood.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'.

World of Wonders This is the third novel in Davies's major work, The Deptford : Paperback.