World of Wonders

World of Wonders

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By (author) Robertson Davies

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Book | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 125mm x 196mm x 18mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 4 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143039148
  • ISBN 13: 9780143039143
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 335,192

Product description

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies's acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders--the third book in the series after The Manticore--follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim--the most illustrious magician of his age--who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life's courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work.

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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. Wayne Johnston is the author of several novels, including The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. He lives in Toronto.

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"Robertson Davies is one of the great modern novelists." --Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday Times (London"Robertson Davies is a novelist whose books are thick and rich with humor, character and incident. They are plotted with skill and much flamboyance." --The Observer (London)