Robertson Davies


Born
in Thamesville, Ontario, Canada
August 28, 1913

Died
December 02, 1995

Genre

Influences


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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Fifth Business (The Deptfor...

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The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth...

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What's Bred in the Bone (Co...

4.25 avg rating — 5,255 ratings — published 1985 — 34 editions
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The Rebel Angels (Cornish T...

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The Lyre of Orpheus (Cornis...

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The Cornish Trilogy: The Re...

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The Cunning Man (Toronto Tr...

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“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.”
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