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The Deptford Trilogy [Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders] - Robertson Davies
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2001, ISBN: 9780140147551

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Roc. Very Good+. 2001. Paperback. 9780451458124 . Mass Market Paperback in Very Good+ condition, tightly bound with a bright, unmarked text. Some spine creasing and moderate cover wear. "Business has been slow for professional wizard Harry Dresden, who hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work, magical or mundane. But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise." ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 342 pages ., Roc, 2001, New York, NY Penguin Group: Penguin Books , 1990. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing; the background field of the backstrip is very lightly sunned, but the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; the binding leans rather heavily, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but shows little wear: remains a clean, solid reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 825pp. Trade Paperback. If there is a boundary beyond which realistic fiction crosses into the fantastical, it seems to have been explored and even blurred by Robertson Davies in this trio of novels which represent the broadest imaginative range of realistic fiction. The closest contemporary comparison I can make is John Barth, but Davies, possibly by way of being Canadian, establishes his originality by balancing North American folk charm with a British style of sophistication. The subject is the turbulent and often hilarious lives of three men whose hometown is the rural village of Deptford, Ontario. They are Dunstan Ramsay, a history teacher, hagiographer, and decorated World War I veteran; the arrogant but vulnerable Percy Boyd "Boy" Staunton, a wealthy confectionery businessman, politician, and Dunstan's lifelong friend; and the pitiable Paul Dempster, whose premature birth was precipitated by his mother's injury from being hit accidentally by a snowball thrown by Staunton at Ramsay on a fateful winter day in 1908. The event that provides the basis for the trilogy is Staunton's death sixty years later, when his Cadillac mysteriously plunges off a pier into a harbor. The three novels form a complex story that is structured almost like a murder mystery but has much more psychological depth and detailed characterization and is more studious of the nature of consequences. The first two novels, "Fifth Business" and "The Manticore," discuss the life of Boy Staunton through the respective viewpoints of Ramsay, who tells all in an extensive, sarcastically toned report to the headmaster of the academy from which he is retiring, and Staunton's son David, now a successful criminal lawyer, who recalls his relationship with his father during a series of sessions with a Zurich psychiatrist. But it is the third novel, "World of Wonders," in which the continuation of the story really takes flight. This novel covers the fascinating life story of a brilliant magician and master illusionist named Magnus Eisengrim who, from humble and sordid beginnings as a carnival underling, has become famous throughout the world for his spectacular stage shows and now lives in a palatial Swiss chalet with his manager and consort, a strange woman named Liesl. That he has enlisted Ramsay as his biographer is not his only connection to Deptford or to the events surrounding Boy Staunton's watery death. Combining the themes of Ramsay's inquiries into the qualifications for sainthood, David Staunton's chimerical dreams, and Eisengrim's spellbinding but essentially mundane magic, "The Deptford Trilogy" maintains its narrative thrust by a thorough cross-pollination of ideas from reality and mythology. The insight revealed is that every human life, real or imagined, has qualities that are mythical because none of us can personally experience everything that happens to everybody else. This seems like an obvious precept of fiction, but it takes a marvel-minded writer like Davies to illustrate it with so much vivacity and wonder., Penguin Group: Penguin Books , 1990.

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[PU: Penguin Books Ltd], Das BuchThe Deptford Trilogykönnte eine längere Lieferzeit habenSie zahlen eine Versandpauschale für bis zu fünf Bücher Typ:book 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, [SC: 25.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot, [GW: 3097g]

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The Deptford Trilogy
Author:

Davies, Robertson

Title:

The Deptford Trilogy

ISBN:

9780140147551

Features a trilogy of novels including: "Fifth Business"; "The Manticore"; and, "World of Wonders".

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140147551
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140147551
Paperback
Publishing year: 1990
Publisher: PENGUIN
832 Pages
Weight: 0,547 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780140147551

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0-14-014755-1, 978-0-14-014755-1

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