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    DescriptionAround 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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    Title
    The Deptford Trilogy
    Subtitle
    Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robertson Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 832
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140147551
    ISBN 10: 0140147551
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC classification: PR9199.3.D
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR9199.3.D3 D4 1990
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 1990
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robertson Davies (1913-1995) had three successive careers during the time he became an internationally acclaimed author: actor, publisher, and, finally, professor at the University of Toronto. The author of twelve novels and several volumes of essays and plays, he was the first Canadian to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
    Review text
    There are some pretty peculiar goings-on in this majestic work by the great Canadian author - a wonderfully elaborate story, rich in character and labyrinthine of plot, which left me with the feeling that I had emerged from some utterly fascinating dream, its details blurred in my waking memory, but its impact ineradicable. Review by Jan Morris, whose books include 'Lincoln: A Foreigner's View' (Kirkus UK)