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by Wayne Johnston,Robertson Davies

ISBN: 1417777826
ISBN13: 978-1417777822
Language: English
Publisher: San Val (March 2006)
Category: Humanities
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Robertson Davies is a novelist whose books are thick and rich with . World of Wonders-the third book in the series after The Manticore-follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim-the most illustrious magician.

Robertson Davies is a novelist whose books are thick and rich with humor, character and incident. Wayne Johnston is the author of several novels, including The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. World of Wonders-the third book in the series after The Manticore-follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim-the most illustrious magician of his age-who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life's courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work.

Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen's University, and Balliol College, Oxford

Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen's University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He had three successive careers: as an actor with the Old Vic Company in England; as publisher of the Peterborough Examiner; and as university professor and first Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, from which he retired in 1981 with the title of Master Emeritus.

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as a modern classic, Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering. 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).

Robertson Davies, Wayne Johnston (Introduction). Published 1987 by Penguin Books. Mass Market Paperback, 316 pages. World of Wonders (Paperback). Published June 24th 2005 by Penguin Canada. ISBN: 0143039148 (ISBN13: 9780143039143). Author(s): Robertson Davies. Paperback, 310 pages.

World of Wonders ?the third book in the series after The Manticore ?follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim?the most illustrious magician of his age?who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders.

By Robertson Davies Introduction by Wayne Johnston

By Robertson Davies Introduction by Wayne Johnston. By Robertson Davies Introduction by Wayne Johnston. Part of Deptford Trilogy. Category: Fiction Classics Literary Fiction. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

ROBERTSON DAVIES (1913–1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen’s University, and Balliol College, Oxford.

World of Wonders-the third book in the series after The Manticore-follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim-the most illustrious magician .

World of Wonders-the third book in the series after The Manticore-follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim-the most illustrious magician of his age-who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life’s courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work. 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.98.

Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic . With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global.

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.

Comments:
Bradeya
This is the third of a trilogy and Davies is a great story teller. There are parts of this book and the others that are a bit of a slog but Davies seems always to save the good parts for the last couple of pages.

Pad
I am a new convert to Robinson Davies writings. His style and talent are . . . in just a few words . . . unique and fabulous! ENJOY!!

fire dancer
i am reminded that literature is not dead. that i can be surprised and charmed and offered a new look at things. this is my first time reading mr. Davies and i will continue to do so.

Dream
This trilogy is a must read! Fantastic story and well developed characters. It doesn't matter that it is set several decades in the past, anyone can relate to characters and their troubles.

Jum
If you have not read Davies - you are truly missing out - get into him and read all of his novels!

Blackworm
loved it!

Jelar
Book 3 of The Deptford Trilogy

For this final volume of the trilogy, Davies returns as a compelling storyteller after somewhat neglecting this aspect of his talent in the second volume. This is the life history of Paul Dempster, the son of the woman who was permanently injured by the snowball thrown by Boy Staunton in volume 1. As Paul reports it, he has essentially lived four lives--first, as an object of scorn in Deptford, the son of the women called "hoor" by the local bullies; second, as Cass Fletcher, after he is kidnapped by a sodomite who is a member of a carnival troupe and forced to become part of a magic act; third, as Mungo Fetch when he becomes the double for a famous actor and enters the world of the theater; fourth, as Magnus Eisengrim when he becomes a world-famous magician.

Of course, Davies imparts so much more than just as engrossing and inventive plot. The reader is left with many avenues for further thought, including considerations of the effects of viewpoint on any history of events and the inevitability of the consequences of all actions, even those which might seem trivial. Myth-making and Jungian psychology and religious philosophy also enter in.

And we find out who really killed Boy Staunton (maybe).

Volume 1 of this trilogy, Fifth Business, and this one work well as stand-alone novels, but I don't feel that the second book, The Manticore, would be well understood by itself. Ideally, all three should be read one after another, making for a most satisfactory reading experience.

I've just finished a Davies marathon: the whole Deptford trilogy in 3 days. I think it a testament to Davies' great storytelling ability that I could not put down any of the three books. I suggest reading them in close succession because the second book (The Manticore) sheds a lot of light on the other two books. It's interesting that in this book (the 2nd), we get 250 pages or so written from the point of view of a minor character: Boy Staunton's son. If you stop to think about it, the whole trilogy is structured around the question "Who killed Boy Staunton," so it shouldn't be surprising to read an account by his drunken son, the famous lawyer of his counseling sessions in Zurich. Rarely does one find such well-drawn characters these days in novels -- by the end, you'll feel like you've known Paul Demster for years, along with the simian Liesl, level-headed Ramsey and of course Demster's character, Eisengrim.
This book is a bit "deeper" than the first two as we find ourselves transported to an almost magic-realism portrait of myth and fantastical events in the World of Wonders. I actually enjoyed the first two books more although I still think this last book is a master work. Occassionaly Eisengrim's recounting of his life gets a bit tedious, but only because we are dying to resolve the mystery which finally gets solved in the closing pages. All in all, a memorable trilogy and a gripping read by one of the great 20th century writers.

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