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A Mixture of Frailties By Robertson Davies

A Mixture of Frailties
by Robertson Davies

Part of "Salterton" trilogy, this third volume begins with the funeral of Louisa Bridgetower, the Salterton matron. The substantial income from her estate is to be used to send an unmarried young woman to Europe to pursue an education in the arts. But, her executors select Monica Gall, an almost entirely unschooled singer.

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"A Mixture of Frailties", the third volume of Robertson Davies "Salterton" Trilogy, is his first extended engagement with one of the great neuroses of Canadian culture: Canada's artistic relationship to Europe, and particularly to Britain. Davies begins his story with the funeral of Louisa Bridgetower, the Salterton matron whose imposing presence ranges throughout the earlier volumes of the "Salterton" Trilogy. The substantial income from her estate is to be used to send an unmarried young woman to Europe to pursue an education in the arts. Mrs. Bridgetower's executors end up selecting Monica Gall, an almost entirely unschooled singer whose sole experience comes from performing with the Heart and Hope Gospel Quartet, a rough outfit sponsored by a small fundamentalist group. Monica soon finds herself in England, a pupil of some of Britain's most remarkable teachers and composers, and she gradually blossoms from a Canadian rube to a cosmopolitan soprano with a unique - and tragicomic - career.

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GOR002437572
A Mixture of Frailties
Robertson Davies
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-12-07
272
0143054880
9780143054887
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.