The Rebel Angels

By Robertson Davies
Read by Frederick Davidson

The Cornish Trilogy: Book 1

11.90 Hours 08/24/2009 unabridged
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A goodhearted priest and scholar, a professor with a passion for the darker side of medieval psychology, a defrocked monk, and a rich young businessman who inherits some troublesome paintings are all helplessly beguiled by the same coed. The story is set in motion by the death of art collector Francis Cornish, and Robertson Davies weaves together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters in smooth, lyrical prose, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university.

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Summary

Summary

A goodhearted priest and scholar, a professor with a passion for the darker side of medieval psychology, a defrocked monk, and a rich young businessman who inherits some troublesome paintings are all helplessly beguiled by the same coed. The story is set in motion by the death of art collector Francis Cornish, and Robertson Davies weaves together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters in smooth, lyrical prose, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Davies…is one of the most delightful writers on this continent. Here…the English language is celebrated in a fireworks display of lively ideas, bawdy humor, and sustained brilliance.” People
“[Davidson] accomplishes the task of preserving this restless story with a flowing narration. He modulates the voice of Maria, a graduate student, separating her from male companions with expressive accuracy. His slight English accent and dry, earthy elocution soundly stir this fiction to its concluding moment.” AudioFile
“A compelling performance.” Library Journal (audio review)
“[A] darkly funny scuttle through academe’s more covert passageways…This is saucy stuff indeed—swept with vaporous intention and fertile with miraculous minnows of donnish wit.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies (1913–1995) was 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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English