At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights.
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Robertson Davies (1913-1995) had three successive careers during the time he became an internationally acclaimed author: actor, publisher, and, finally, professor at the University of Toronto. The author of twelve novels and several volumes of essays and plays, he was the first Canadian to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.From AudioFile:
Frederick Davidson performs this intelligent and entertaining novel about the life of Francis Cornish as told by the guardian spirit who controls his fate. Cornish is a secretive man of extraordinary artistic talent, who suffers with a lonely heart. The attentive listener is aided by Davidson's portrayal of this spirit's slightly detached, but affectionate and bemused, tone towards Cornish, as well as by Davidson's reasonable pace and careful pronunciation. Seasoned with a pleasant British dialect, Davidson's cultivated tone fits well Davies's elegant writing style. In addition, Davidson employs a rhythmic rising and falling of pitch, which is surprisingly effective in entertaining and relaxing the listener. His emphases are intelligently chosen, and his characterizations of women are especially good. P.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: At once ingenious and powerful, What's Bred in the Bone holds the usual rich mixture of Davies' delights. Soho prostitutes, secret agents, Bavarian countesses, and a small-town embalmer people its pages in Davies' stylish, elegant prose. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140097112
Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 196 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to his mysterious encounters with a small -town embalmer, an expert art restorer, a Bavarian countess, and various masters of espionage, the events in Francis s life were not always what they seemed. In this wonderfully ingenious portrait of an art expert and collector of international renown, Robertson Davies has created a spellbinding tale of artistic triumph and heroic deceit. It is a tale told in stylish, elegant prose, endowed with lavish portions of Davies s wit and wisdom. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140097115
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 128mm x 22mm x 198mm. Paperback. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 448 pages. 0.290. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140097115
Book Description Penguin Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.2in. x 1.2in.Francis Cornish, an art expert born to a wealthy family in a small Ottawa Valley town, is a man of mystery to his nephew, Arthur, and to his disappointed biographer, Simon DarcourtTitle: Whats Bred in the BoneAuthor: Davies, RobertsonPublisher: Penguin Group USAPublication Date: 19870501Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: 86009323 This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140097115
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1987 reprint edition. 448 pages. 7.75x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0140097112
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