The Manticore
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The Manticore

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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. The Manticore the second book in the series after Fifth Business follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."show more

Product details

  • Book | 262 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 16mm | 222.26g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014303913X
  • 9780143039136
  • 348,685

About Robertson Davies

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.show more

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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) "show more

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