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. The Manticore—the second book in the series after Fifth Business—follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father.
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"Robertson Davies is one of the great modern novelists."
—Malcolm Bradbury, The Sunday Times (London)
"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)
One of the great figures in Canadian literature, Robertson Davies is best-known for the Deptford trilogy of books, Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 170427180
Book Description Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140167935