The Manticore

The Manticore

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by Robertson Davies
     
 

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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

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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)

Library Journal
Released in 1972 and 1975, respectively, these are volumes two and three in Davies's "Deptford Trilogy." Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Peter Prescott
"One of the splendid literary enterprises of this decade." -- Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143039136
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Deptford Trilogy Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
456,499
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"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)

Meet the Author

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.

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Manticore 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The second part of a wonderful Triology. I read this for an assignment for school, and I found myself reading more often that I usually read. It pulled my attention like no other book ever did before. I would personally recommend for you to read the whole Triology, because you will find that it is much better that way. I don't want to spoil it for you, but I'll give you a brief summary. David Staunton, the main character, a big time lawyer, faces the reality that his ever-so-famous father has just died. He steal himself to Zonich (I don't exactly know how to spell it! Sorry) for some Jung therapy. There he discovers himself and the mystery of his father's death is still vague. (You have to read 'World of Wonders' to find who killed him! That's intersting too) So if you want an excellent easy read, you have to read this book!