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The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus By Robertson Davies

The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus
by Robertson Davies

Explores the life and influence of eccentric art patron Francis Cornish. This title comprises "The Rebel Angels", "What's Bred in the Bone" (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1986) and "The Lyre of Orpheus". It lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion and gothic fantasy.

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The Cornish Trilogy: What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus Summary


One of Canadian author Robertson Davies' most dazzling achievements, "The Cornish Trilogy" explores the life and influence of eccentric art patron Francis Cornish and comprises "The Rebel Angels", "What's Bred in the Bone" (shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1986) and "The Lyre of Orpheus". Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St John and the Holy Ghost, the trilogy lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion and gothic fantasy. It is densely plotted, highly entertaining and fuses themes of religion, love, art and music in a glorious celebration of humanism. '...the kind of writer who makes you want to nag your friends until they read him so that they share the pleasure' - "Observer".

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The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus
Robertson Davies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1991-06-27
1152
0140144463
9780140144468
N/A
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