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Tempest-Tost free pdf The debut novel that launched an astonishing literary career, "Tempest-Tost" is a magnificent display of Robertson Davies's legendary wit and the first novel in the Salterton Trilogy. An amateur production of "The Tempest" provides a colourful backdrop for a hilarious look at unrequited love. Mathematics teacher Hector Mackilwraith, stirred and troubled by Shakespeare's plays, falls in love with the beautiful Griselda Webster. When Griselda shows that she has her own plans, Hector despairs and tries to commit suicide on the play's opening night. Written in 1951, "Tempest-Tost" is a wonderfully satirical story of small-town Canada that reveals humorous yet powerful universal truths."

About Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen's University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He had three successive careers: as an actor with the Old Vic Company in England- as publisher of the Peterborough Examiner- and as university professor and first Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, from which he retired in 1981 with the title of Master Emeritus. He was one of Canada's most distinguished men of letters, with several volumes of plays and collections of essays, speeches, and belles lettres to his credit. As a novelist, he gained worldwide fame for his three trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, and The Cornish Trilogy, and for later novels Murther

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Author : Robertson Davies
Publisher : Penguin Books Canada Ltd
Data Published : 08 October 2015
ISBN : 0143197010
EAN : 9780143197010
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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