Robertson Davies





Robertson Davies


Born
in Thamesville, Ontario, Canada
August 28, 1913

Died
December 02, 1995

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William Robertson Davies, CC, FRSC, FRSL (died in Orangeville, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is sometimes said to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto.

Novels:

The Salterton Trilogy
Tempest-tost (1951)
Leaven of Malice (1954)
A Mixture of Frailties (1958)
The Deptford Trilogy
Fifth Business (1970)
The Manticore (1972)
World of Wonders (1975)
The Cornish Trilogy
The Rebel Angels (1981)
What's Bred in the Bone (1985)
The Lyre of Orpheus (1988)
The Toronto Trilogy (Davies' final, incomplet
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Average rating: 4.12 · 48,097 ratings · 2,474 reviews · 76 distinct works · Similar authors
Fifth Business

4.05 avg rating — 12,173 ratings — published 1970 — 46 editions
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The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth...

4.33 avg rating — 6,108 ratings — published 1977 — 18 editions
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What's Bred in the Bone (Co...

4.24 avg rating — 4,477 ratings — published 1985 — 29 editions
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The Rebel Angels (Cornish T...

4.09 avg rating — 3,781 ratings — published 1981 — 32 editions
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The Manticore

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World of Wonders

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The Lyre of Orpheus (Cornis...

4.11 avg rating — 2,319 ratings — published 1988 — 30 editions
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The Cornish Trilogy: The Re...

4.45 avg rating — 1,868 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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The Cunning Man (Toronto Tr...

3.93 avg rating — 2,112 ratings — published 1994 — 21 editions
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The Salterton Trilogy: Temp...

4.33 avg rating — 1,515 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Fifth Business The Manticore World of Wonders The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth...
The Deptford Trilogy (4 books)
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The Rebel Angels What's Bred in the Bone The Lyre of Orpheus
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Tempest-Tost Leaven of Malice A Mixture of Frailties
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Murther and Walking Spirits The Cunning Man
Toronto Trilogy (2 books)
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3.87 avg rating — 3,536 ratings

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
Robertson Davies

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

“Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.”
Robertson Davies

Polls

Which Robertson Davies trilogy did you like best?

 
  26 votes, 54.2%

 
  16 votes, 33.3%

 
  4 votes, 8.3%

The not-finished trilogy of Murther and Walking Spirits and The Cunning Man
 
  2 votes, 4.2%

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