The Deptford Trilogy ; Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders

Davies, Robertson; Peter Stuart (illustrator)

Published by The Folio Society, London, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As new. ; Stunning red cloth covered boards with elaborate gilt, silver and black stamped design on front and spine and 13 full colour plates by Peter Stuart (including frontispiece). In heavy black slipcase. No copies found in WorldCat. ; 9.10 X 6.20 X 2 inches; 704 pages; 'Fifth Business' was first published in Canada by The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited in 1970. 'The Manticore' was first published in Canada by The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited in 1972. 'World of Wonders' was first published in Canada by The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited in 1975. 'Fifth Business' - Dunstan Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. 'Fifth Business' stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real; 'The Manticore' 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; 'World of Wonders' - the third novel in Davies's major work, The Deptford Trilogy - tells the life story of the unfortunate boy introduced in The Fifth Business, who was spirited away from his Canadian home by one of the members of a traveling side show, the Wanless World of Wonders.". Bookseller Inventory # 16239

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Title: The Deptford Trilogy ; Fifth Business, The ...

Publisher: The Folio Society, London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Colour Plates

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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