World of Wonders

World of Wonders
Title World of Wonders PDF eBook
Author Robertson Davies
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 352
Release 2006-02-28
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0525505520

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The third book in Robertson Davies's acclaimed The Deptford Trilogy, with a new foreword by Kelly Link 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. World of Wonders—the third book in the series after The Manticore—follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim—the most illustrious magician of his age—who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life’s courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Manticore

Manticore
Title Manticore PDF eBook
Author Robertson Davies
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages 272
Release 2015-08-25
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0771029861

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The second novel in Robertson Davies’ critically acclaimed Deptford Trilogy, The Manticore is a fascinating exploration, by an exquisite stylist, of those regions beyond reason where monsters live. Available as an eBook for the first time. David Staunton, the son of Percy Boyd Staunton, travels to Switzerland. As he undergoes Jungian analysis for a lifetime of unhappiness and the trauma left by the death of his father, he repeatedly encounters a manticore—a monster with the head of a man, the body of lion, and the tail of a scorpion. “He is to say the least a mature and wise writer.” Anthony Burgess

The Deptford Trilogy

The Deptford Trilogy
Title The Deptford Trilogy PDF eBook
Author Robertson Davies
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages 832
Release 2016-05-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0771027788

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Gathering Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders together, The Deptford Trilogy has been hailed as a modern classic and is available as an eBook for the first time. Woven around a mysterious death, the novels trace the rich and varied, and fatefully linked, lives of Dunstan Ramsay, David Staunton, and Magnus Eisengrim. Davies has created a beguiling, fantastical, cunningly contrived trilogy of novels, luring the reader down labyrinthine tunnels of myth, history, and magic and providing an exhilarating antidote to a world from where “the fear and dread and splendor of wonder have been banished.”

Fifth Business

Fifth Business
Title Fifth Business PDF eBook
Author Robertson Davies
Publisher Penguin Classics
Total Pages 276
Release 2001-01-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780141186153

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The first book in Robertson Davies's acclaimed The Deptford Trilogy, with a new foreword by Kelly Link 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Oaken Throne

The Oaken Throne
Title The Oaken Throne PDF eBook
Author Robin Jarvis
Publisher Chronicle Books
Total Pages 396
Release 2005-08-18
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9781587172779

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The dark wars between the bats and squirrels has raged for years. The battle of good and evil reaches new heights as Vesper, a young bat, and Ysabelle, the squirrel maiden, desperately try to save their lands from destruction.

The Crystal Prison

The Crystal Prison
Title The Crystal Prison PDF eBook
Author Robin Jarvis
Publisher Chronicle Books
Total Pages 254
Release 2002-07
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9781587171611

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An innocent mouse lies dead in a moonlit field, as the screech of an owl echoes across the ripening corn. Long, thin claws tighten around the neck of another mouse. And then another. Fleeing the horrors of the city's rat-infested sewers, the Deptford Mice take to the countryside, only to become embroiled in a series of murders. The country mice point their fingers at young, outspoken Audrey. With each death, their anger toward her boils with greater frenzy. But the simple village folk do not understand the dark forces reaching from the netherworld. The truth is far more sinister. Book One of The Deptford Mice trilogy-The Dark Portal-told the tale of terrible Jupiter, Lord of the sewers. The battle with evil is not yet over. Book jacket.

The Dark Portal

The Dark Portal
Title The Dark Portal PDF eBook
Author Robin Jarvis
Publisher Steerforth Press
Total Pages 0
Release 2025-02-04
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1782694366

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A new edition of the classic children's fantasy adventure set in a magical world of mice and rats in the sewers under London In a borough of London called Deptford there lived a community of mice. An old empty house was their home and in it they fashioned a comfortable life for themselves. People never disturbed them with traps, and because all the windows were boarded up, they never even saw a cat. The Deptford Mice live a cosy life in the skirting boards of an abandoned London house, with no humans or cats to disturb them. But something is lurking deep beneath the city. Something that threatens to destroy their cosy existence for good. In the dank sewers under the house lives a mysterious being, worshipped by a horde of bloodthirsty rats who cower in its presence... When a mouse called Albert Brown unwisely ventures down into the sewers one day, he uncovers a terrifying plot to awaken an ancient evil. Soon Albert's family and friends find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives. Summoning all their courage, they must confront treacherous enemies and foul sorcery in a battle to save London and the world from eternal darkness. The Dark Portal is the first book in the much-loved Deptford Mice trilogy of classic dark fantasy novels, set in a magical world of peaceful mice and bloodthirsty rats.