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Davies, Robertson 1913-1995

Works: 766 works in 3,274 publications in 21 languages and 50,319 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Medical fiction  Domestic fiction  History 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Librettist, Redactor, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker, Creator, win, Other, Performer, wpr
Classifications: PR9199.3.D3, 813.54
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What's bred in the bone by Robertson Davies( Book )

104 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 2,522 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 )

140 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 2,358 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 )

76 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,307 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 )

84 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,180 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
Murther & walking spirits by Robertson Davies( Book )

78 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

110 editions published between 1972 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

94 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder, theft perjury, love, and scholarship at a modern university trouble the life of a beautiful partgypsy graduate student
World of wonders by Robertson Davies( Book )

78 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published by Macmillan of Canada in 1975, this novel focuses on the life-story of the fictional conjuror Magnus Eisengrim. Magnus Eisengrim (also known by at least four other names throughout the trilogy) tells the story of his life to a group of filmmakers who are producing a biographical film about the great magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin for the BBC. They are headed by the world-famous Swedish director Jurgen Lind (evidently modeled on Ingmar Bergman). Also present during the story are Eisengrim's friends Dunstan Ramsay and Liesl, who both appear in the earlier installments of the Deptford Trilogy. Ramsay reprises the role of narrator which he played in the first novel, Fifth Business, but in this case it is only to add context and continuity to the internal narration of Eisengrim. The life story of Eisengrim pulls together many events found throughout the previous two novels, showing them from an entirely different perspective
The Deptford trilogy by Robertson Davies( Book )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,168 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 )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 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
Leaven of malice by Robertson Davies( Book )

70 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening Bellman: "Professor and Mrs. Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetower, Esq., son of..." And not a word was true. Although the malice that prompted this false engagement notice was aimed at three people only--Solly Bridgetower, Pearl Vambrace, and Gloster Ridley, the anxiety-ridden local newspaper editor--before the leaven of malice had ceased to work, it had changed permanently, for good or ill, the lives of many of Salterton
A mixture of frailties by Robertson Davies( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witty story of a Canadian girl's adventures as a student of music in London
Beyond industrial growth by Abraham Rotstein( )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the winter of 1974-5 six eminent Canadians were invited to lecture at Massey College on topics related to a central concern of our time -- the ability of Canadian affluence to continue to expand as it has. This book contains their various responses. The contributions are aimed at the intelligent general public rather than at specialists, and they preach neither doom nor utopia. The first piece is by Senator Maurice Lamontagne, who states the case for 'Futures Canada' -- a study centre designed to generate ideas to help guide the country through the transition to a more stable economy. In succeeding papers, A.W. Johnson looks for a new kind of economic thought not locked into traditional free market economics, and Charles Taylor sketches the danger -- which he thinks can be avoided -- of centralized authoritarian politics emerging as a response to difficulties. The same democratic thrust is shown by Claude Castonguay who argues for putting more meaning back into work and politics through more participation and more regional (particularly Québécois) autonomy. Vivian Rakoff sees little future for Marcusian cults of sexual liberation, thinking that people retain deep-seated bonds other than sex that will see them through change and keep them human, while George Grant concludes with the dissection of the false freedom and morality of modern rational-technological man. This book responds to problems set in a global context: Canada cannot avoid the current world drama of changing attitudes, goals, and life-styles. We have to shape our communal role, agree on our wants and priorities, and know what we think and what we ought to do, if the Canadian fabric of life is somehow to survive
The enthusiasms of Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of the best of Davies newspaper and magazine articles on wide ranging topics
Tempest-tost by Robertson Davies( Book )

60 editions published between 1917 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics teacher Hector Mackiwraith falls in love with beautiful Griselda Webster during an amateur production of The tempest
Shakespeare's boy actors by William Robertson Davies( Book )

13 editions published between 1939 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 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
A voice from the attic by Robertson Davies( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and French and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salterton trilogy by Robertson Davies( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.09 for What's bre ... to 0.61 for Catching t ...)

What's bred in the bone
Fifth businessThe lyre of OrpheusThe cunning man : a novelMurther & walking spiritsThe manticoreThe rebel angelsWorld of wondersThe Deptford trilogy
Alternative Names
Davies, Robertson

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Davies, Robertson R. 1913-1995

Davies, Robertson William 1913-1995

Davies William Robertson

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Ρόμπερτσον Ντέιβις

Дэвис Робертсон

Дэвис У. Р. 1913-1995

Робэртсан Дэйвіс

רוברטסון דייוויס מחבר רומנים קנדי

رابرتسن دیویس

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روبرتسون ديفيز روائي كندي

데이비스, 로버슨 1913-1995

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