Robertson Davies




William Robertson Davies, (28 August 1913 – 2 December 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have both gladly accepted for himself and to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto.





The best books of all time by Robertson Davies

  1. 855 . Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

    This novel is the first in The Deptford Trilogy. 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 Cro...

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  2. 1019 . The Manticore by Robertson Davies

    In the second book of the Deptford Trilogy, following Fifth Business, David Staunton, a successful man haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father, uses therapy to come to terms wi...

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  3. 1023 . World of Wonders by Robertson Davies

    Magnus Eisengrim, the illustrious magician star of a movie being filmed in Switzerland, spends his free time relating the sad story of his life to his director and producer, a cameraman, a mysterio...

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  4. 2685 . The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies

    The Cunning Man, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1994, is the last novel written by Canadian novelist Robertson Davies. The Cunning Man is the memoir of the life of a doctor, Dr. Jonathan...

  5. . The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies

    At two minutes to six on December 27th 1908 the lives of three people become inextricably bound together by the trajectory of a snowball. There is ten-year old Dunstable Ramsay, intended victim of ...

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