The Rebel Angels

The Rebel Angels

Paperback Cornish Trilogy

By (author) Robertson Davies

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  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 27 January 1983
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140062718
  • ISBN 13: 9780140062717
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 743,926

Product description

, defrocked monks, mad professors, and wealthy eccentrics-a remarkable cast peoples Robertson Davies' brilliant spectacle of theft, perjury, murder, scholarship, and love at a modern university. Only Mr. Davies, author of "Fifth Business," "The Manticore," and "World of Wonders," could have woven together their destinies with such wit, humour-and wisdom.

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Author information

Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen's University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He had three successive careers: as an actor with the Old Vic Company in England; as publisher of the Peterborough Examiner; and as university professor and first Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, from which he retired in 1981 with the title of Master Emeritus. He was one of Canada's most distinguished men of letters, with several volumes of plays and collections of essays, speeches, and belles lettres to his credit. As a novelist, he gained worldwide fame for his three trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, and The Cornish Trilogy, and for later novels Murther & Walking Spirits and The Cunning Man. His career was marked by many honours: He was the first Canadian to be made an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was a Companion of the Order of Canada, and he received honorary degrees from twenty-six American, Canadian, and British universities.

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Robertson Davies uses his magical touch to weave together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university.