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El quinto en discordia
     

El quinto en discordia

by Robertson Davies, Valenti Puig (Prologue by)
 

The mysterious death of Canadian magnate Boy Staunton serves as the backdrop for this story narrated by his childhood friend Dunstan Ramsay, a man who will have to face his own life story in order to make sense of the circumstances surrounding his friend’s death. From the very beginning of his tale, Ramsay casts a mystical and not completely innocuous

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The mysterious death of Canadian magnate Boy Staunton serves as the backdrop for this story narrated by his childhood friend Dunstan Ramsay, a man who will have to face his own life story in order to make sense of the circumstances surrounding his friend’s death. From the very beginning of his tale, Ramsay casts a mystical and not completely innocuous influence over those around him, and seemingly innocent actions will later be revealed as significant events in others’ lives. Although it can be read independently, this novel is the first and most celebrated installment of The Deptford Trilogy.

Alrededor de la misteriosa muerte del magnate canadiense Boy Staunton se teje la trama de esta novela narrada por su amigo de la infancia Dunstan Ramsay, quien al intentar aclarar las circunstancias de su muerte no tendrá más remedio que enfrentarse al relato de su propia vida. Desde el principio de su historia, Ramsay ejerce una influencia mística y no del todo inocua en quienes lo rodean, y acciones que aparentan ser inocentes se revelarán como acontecimientos decisivos en las vidas de otros. Aunque puede ser leída independientemente, esta novela es el primer y más celebrado libro de la Trilogía de Deptford.

Editorial Reviews

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"Robertson Davies is one of the great modern novelists."  —Sunday Times

"Robertson Davies is the sort of novelist readers can hardly wait to tell their friends about."  —Washington Post

"He is one of the most learned, amusing and otherwise accomplished novelists of our time. His novels will be recognized with the very best work of this century."  —John Kenneth Galbraith, author, The Affluent Society

"[T]he greatest comic writer since Dickens."  —John Irving, author, The Cider House Rules

"[A] massive Dickensian will at the mercy of an intelligence . . . that, when it comes to being personal and wise, begins and ends with itself."  —Rodrigo Fresán, author, Kensington Gardens

"Davies is author to one of the most consistent narrative works of the 20th century."  —La Vanguardia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788493431563
Publisher:
Libros del Asteroide
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
Seventh Edition, Seventh edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Robertson Davies was a Canadian author, journalist, and playwright. His most famous works are his novels, which were organized into trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy, and the uncompleted Toronto Trilogy. 

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