Presents three collections of newspaper columns by the novelist's mischievous alter ego, Samuel Marchbanks, with extensive commentary in Davies' own voice
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In this collection of his newspaper pieces, mostly from the late Forties, Davies introduces us to his alter ego, a mildly irascible curmudgeon whose opinions and observations have been so popular in Canada that three volumes of his columns have been published there: The Diary , The Table Talk , and The Garland of Miscellania. Davies has re-edited them to produce a single volume and in the prefatory "A Drink with Marchbanks" even given us his own view of the journalist he created. A pleasant entertainment covering such diverse topics as politics, theater, and manners, this volume offers a humorous and insightful picture of postwar Canadian life as seen through the eyes of a delightful eccentric who reminds this reader of a boozeless W. C. Fields. Charles Bishop, English Dept., Univ. of New Orleans
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Book Description Viking, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670811459
Book Description Viking. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0670811459 First American Edition. New book. Dust Jacket in mylar protective cover. (G2-6). Bookseller Inventory # A7-302
Book Description Viking. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, 560 pages. Now in paperback, the book that marked the first appearance in the United States of Robertson Davies's mischievous alter ego, Samuel Marchbanks. Bookseller Inventory # 12973
Book Description Viking, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110670811459