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Davies, Robertson 1913-1995

Works: 712 works in 3,052 publications in 23 languages and 48,104 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Diary fiction  Musical fiction  Literature 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Librettist, Interviewee, Redactor, Performer, Speaker, Other, win, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR9199.3.D3, 813.54
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What's bred in the bone by Robertson Davies( Book )

112 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To most people, Francis was the eccentric, artistic son of a wealthy family. Others knew him as an art expert, a secret intelligence agent, and a wealthy man shrouded in mystery
Fifth business by Robertson Davies( Book )

139 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. Fifth Business stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
The lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies( Book )

78 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: The rebel angels and What's bred in the bone. The Cornish Foundation, against all common sense, undertakes to stage an opera. Many of the participants find unusual, unexplained happenings in their lives, as the production takes shape
The cunning man : a novel by Robertson Davies( Book )

88 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dr. Jonathan Hullah, a doctor practicing holistic healing. It chronicles his youth, including an incident in the Canadian bush where his life was saved by an Indian shaman, and describes his World War II years in the course of which he decided to practice holistic medicine. A look at the connection between spirit and body. By the author of The Rebel Angels
Murther & walking spirits by Robertson Davies( Book )

70 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor of a Toronto newspaper finds out about his ancestors in an unusual private Film Festival
The rebel angels by Robertson Davies( Book )

98 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder, theft perjury, love, and scholarship at a modern university trouble the life of a beautiful part-gypsy graduate student
The manticore by Robertson Davies( Book )

118 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful criminal lawyer enters Jungian analysis after the accidental death of the half stranger who is his father
World of wonders by Robertson Davies( Book )

100 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third novel of the Deptford Trilogy, centering around the mystery of who killed Boy Staunton, tells the story of Magnus Eisengrim, the most illustrious magician of his age
The Deptford trilogy by Robertson Davies( Book )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World of Wonders :"This novel tells the life story of the unfortunate boy introduced in The Fifth Business, who was spirited away from his Canadian home by one of the members of a traveling side show, the Wanless World of Wonders"--Publisher website (May 2007)
High spirits by Robertson Davies( Book )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an entertaining and witty collection of eighteen stories about ghosts and other haunting tales of the supernatural, including such notable literary apparitions as Ibsen and Charles Dickens
A mixture of frailties by Robertson Davies( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witty story of a Canadian girl's adventures as a student of music in London
Leaven of malice by Robertson Davies( Book )

63 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of spite, someone puts a false engagement notice in the local newspaper causing all parties great embarrassment
The enthusiasms of Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voice from the attic by Robertson Davies( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's boy actors by Robertson Davies( Book )

17 editions published between 1939 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Arlo and Robby are almost identical in what they wear, what they like, and even where they have teeth missing, but when Robby insists on betting on who is going to lose the next tooth their friendship is endangered
Tempest-tost by Robertson Davies( Book )

50 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics teacher Hector Mackiwraith falls in love with beautiful Griselda Webster during an amateur production of The tempest
The Salterton trilogy by Robertson Davies( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People who do not know Salterton call it dreamy and old-world. They say it is the place where Anglican clergymen go when they die. The real Saltertonians, however, know that there is nothing quaint about the place at all
The mirror of nature by Robertson Davies( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cornish trilogy by Robertson Davies( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. John and the Holy Ghost, this dazzling trilogy of novels lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion, and gothic fantasy that could only be the invention of the inimitable Robertson Davies
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What's bred in the bone
Fifth businessThe lyre of OrpheusThe cunning man : a novelMurther & walking spiritsThe rebel angelsThe manticoreWorld of wondersThe Deptford trilogy
Alternative Names
Davies, R.

Davies, Robertson

Davies, Robertson, 1913-

Davies, Robertson William 1913-1995

Davies William Robertson

Davies, William Robertson 1913-

Davies William Robertson 1913-1995

Marchbanks, Samuel

Robertson Davies Canadees schrijver (1913-1995)

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Robertson Davies kanadischer Schriftsteller, Kritiker, Journalist und Professor

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Дэвис Робертсон

Робэртсан Дэйвіс

רוברטסון דייוויס

رابرتسن دیویس

رابرتسن دیویس نویسنده کانادایی

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데이비스, 로버슨 1913-1995

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