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The Deptford Trilogy [Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders] - Robertson Davies
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Himalayan Institute Press, 1980. Paperback. Good. Paperback in good condition, shelf dust to edge of pages. Alan C. Hymes, M.D. Cardiovascular Surgeon U of Minn. Medical School - Excellent manual in everyday preventive medicine in everyday preventive medicine with sound, basic skills indispensable for long term health in body and mind. The A.R.E. Journal If you have been wondering where to begin in a program for adopting healthful regimes, A Practical Guide to Holistic Health is a natural., Himalayan Institute Press, 1980, Jaico Publishing House, 2008. .. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm.. .. Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world`s greatest minds : a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped to reconfigure models of the universe and to redefine what`s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them in historical context. It would be like hearing Christopher Columbus on the New World. Hawking presents a series of seven lectures-covering everything from big bang to black holes to string theory - that capture not only the brilliance of Hawking`s mind but his characteristic wit as well. Of his research on black holes, which absorbed him for more than a decade, he says, “It might seem a bit like looking for a black cat in a coal cellar.” Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle`s determination that the Harth is round to Hubble`s discovery, over 2000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of modern physics, including theories on the origin of the universe (e.g., the big bang), the nature of black holes, and space-time. Finally, he poses the questions left unanswered by modern physics, especially how to combine all the partial theories into a "unified theory of everything." "If we find the answer to that," he claims, "it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason." A great popularizer of science as well as a brilliant scientist, Hawking believes that advances in theoretical science should be "understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists." In this book, he offers a fascinating voyage of discovery about the cosmos and our place in it. It is a book for anyone who has ever gazed at the night sky and wondered what was up there and how it came to be. Contents:- Introduction First Lecture : Ideas about the Universe Second Lecture : The Expanding Universe Third Lecture : Black Holes Fourth Lecture : Black Holes Ain`t so Black Fifth Lecture : The Origin and Fate of the Universe Sixth Lecture : The Direction of Time Seventh Lecture : The Theory of Everything Printed Pages: 140., Jaico Publishing House, 2008, Shroff Publishers & Distributers Pvt. Ltd., 2012. .. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm.. .. The human mind, from childhood, gets programmed into believing that individual success is paramount compared to everything else, that consumption is king and it’s okay to win at all costs! This book goes about exploring the very depths of our own mind, its default mode of working, how one may free oneself from the shackles of his own conditioning, and so on. This will help one understand one’s own mind as a system. Once a total understanding is gained on how the mind works, inner transformation and personal empowerment are a natural result. The book then takes the reader on an amazing journey of how the consciousness of the individual can be altered, by establishing a contra-distinction between individual thinking patterns and the ways in which nature operates. This alteration of individual consciousness provides a fascinating blueprint for sustainable living, too! If you believe that the root cause of challenges is the individual mind and if you sincerely want the planet to be on a sustainable course at least till 3012...then this book is definitely for you. If you plunge into a pool, you cannot escape getting wet. This book is a transformation pool. If you plunge into this book, you will become wet with transformation. The book will dismantle your current sense of who you are and help you reassemble a fresh and wonderful sense of who you are! Yes, you cannot escape the grip of this life-altering book! Printed Pages: 200., Shroff Publishers & Distributers Pvt. Ltd., 2012, Penguin Books India, 2008. .. Softcover. New. .. .. ‘A delightful read… no one understands nature like Ruskin Bond and it takes his ability to put this wonder into words’—Deccan Chronicle For over half a century, Ruskin Bond has celebrated the wonder and beauty of nature as few other contemporary writers have, or indeed can. This collection brings together the best of his writing on the natural world, not just in the Himalayan foothills that he has made his home, but also in the cities and small towns that he lived in or travelled through as a young man. In these pages, he writes of leopards padding down the lanes of Mussoorie after dark, the first shower of the monsoon in Meerut that brings with it a tumult of new life, the chorus of insects at twilight outside his window, ancient banyan trees and the short-lived cosmos flower, a bat who strays into his room and makes a night less lonely… This volume proves, yet again, that for the serenity and lyricism of his prose and his sharp yet sympathetic eye, Ruskin Bond has few equals. ‘Once again this writer from Mussoorie captivates with his collection of nature pieces —Sunday Midday ‘Bond uses his pen as a brush to paint sensuous images of his experiences with nature and beckons his readers into his imagination … a book that relaxes the eyes, rests the mind, lulls the noise and lets one drift into the idyllic life with nature that most of us are unable to lead’—Dawn Printed Pages: 312., Penguin Books India, 2008, Penguin Books India, 2008. .. Softcover. New. .. .. ‘A delightful read… no one understands nature like Ruskin Bond and it takes his ability to put this wonder into words’—Deccan Chronicle For over half a century, Ruskin Bond has celebrated the wonder and beauty of nature as few other contemporary writers have, or indeed can. This collection brings together the best of his writing on the natural world, not just in the Himalayan foothills that he has made his home, but also in the cities and small towns that he lived in or travelled through as a young man. In these pages, he writes of leopards padding down the lanes of Mussoorie after dark, the first shower of the monsoon in Meerut that brings with it a tumult of new life, the chorus of insects at twilight outside his window, ancient banyan trees and the short-lived cosmos flower, a bat who strays into his room and makes a night less lonely… This volume proves, yet again, that for the serenity and lyricism of his prose and his sharp yet sympathetic eye, Ruskin Bond has few equals. ‘Once again this writer from Mussoorie captivates with his collection of nature pieces —Sunday Midday ‘Bond uses his pen as a brush to paint sensuous images of his experiences with nature and beckons his readers into his imagination … a book that relaxes the eyes, rests the mind, lulls the noise and lets one drift into the idyllic life with nature that most of us are unable to lead’—Dawn Printed Pages: 312., Penguin Books India, 2008, Shroff Publishers & Distributers Pvt. Ltd., 2012. .. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm.. .. The human mind, from childhood, gets programmed into believing that individual success is paramount compared to everything else, that consumption is king and it’s okay to win at all costs! This book goes about exploring the very depths of our own mind, its default mode of working, how one may free oneself from the shackles of his own conditioning, and so on. This will help one understand one’s own mind as a system. Once a total understanding is gained on how the mind works, inner transformation and personal empowerment are a natural result. The book then takes the reader on an amazing journey of how the consciousness of the individual can be altered, by establishing a contra-distinction between individual thinking patterns and the ways in which nature operates. This alteration of individual consciousness provides a fascinating blueprint for sustainable living, too! If you believe that the root cause of challenges is the individual mind and if you sincerely want the planet to be on a sustainable course at least till 3012...then this book is definitely for you. If you plunge into a pool, you cannot escape getting wet. This book is a transformation pool. If you plunge into this book, you will become wet with transformation. The book will dismantle your current sense of who you are and help you reassemble a fresh and wonderful sense of who you are! Yes, you cannot escape the grip of this life-altering book! Printed Pages: 200., Shroff Publishers & Distributers Pvt. Ltd., 2012, Jaico Publishing House, 2008. .. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm.. .. Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world`s greatest minds : a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped to reconfigure models of the universe and to redefine what`s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them in historical context. It would be like hearing Christopher Columbus on the New World. Hawking presents a series of seven lectures-covering everything from big bang to black holes to string theory - that capture not only the brilliance of Hawking`s mind but his characteristic wit as well. Of his research on black holes, which absorbed him for more than a decade, he says, “It might seem a bit like looking for a black cat in a coal cellar.” Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle`s determination that the Harth is round to Hubble`s discovery, over 2000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of modern physics, including theories on the origin of the universe (e.g., the big bang), the nature of black holes, and space-time. Finally, he poses the questions left unanswered by modern physics, especially how to combine all the partial theories into a "unified theory of everything." "If we find the answer to that," he claims, "it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason." A great popularizer of science as well as a brilliant scientist, Hawking believes that advances in theoretical science should be "understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists." In this book, he offers a fascinating voyage of discovery about the cosmos and our place in it. It is a book for anyone who has ever gazed at the night sky and wondered what was up there and how it came to be. Contents:- Introduction First Lecture : Ideas about the Universe Second Lecture : The Expanding Universe Third Lecture : Black Holes Fourth Lecture : Black Holes Ain`t so Black Fifth Lecture : The Origin and Fate of the Universe Sixth Lecture : The Direction of Time Seventh Lecture : The Theory of Everything Printed Pages: 140., Jaico Publishing House, 2008, New York, NY Penguin Group: Penguin Books , 1990. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing; the background field of the backstrip is very lightly sunned, but the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; the binding leans rather heavily, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but shows little wear: remains a clean, solid reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 825pp. Trade Paperback. If there is a boundary beyond which realistic fiction crosses into the fantastical, it seems to have been explored and even blurred by Robertson Davies in this trio of novels which represent the broadest imaginative range of realistic fiction. The closest contemporary comparison I can make is John Barth, but Davies, possibly by way of being Canadian, establishes his originality by balancing North American folk charm with a British style of sophistication. The subject is the turbulent and often hilarious lives of three men whose hometown is the rural village of Deptford, Ontario. They are Dunstan Ramsay, a history teacher, hagiographer, and decorated World War I veteran; the arrogant but vulnerable Percy Boyd "Boy" Staunton, a wealthy confectionery businessman, politician, and Dunstan's lifelong friend; and the pitiable Paul Dempster, whose premature birth was precipitated by his mother's injury from being hit accidentally by a snowball thrown by Staunton at Ramsay on a fateful winter day in 1908. The event that provides the basis for the trilogy is Staunton's death sixty years later, when his Cadillac mysteriously plunges off a pier into a harbor. The three novels form a complex story that is structured almost like a murder mystery but has much more psychological depth and detailed characterization and is more studious of the nature of consequences. The first two novels, "Fifth Business" and "The Manticore," discuss the life of Boy Staunton through the respective viewpoints of Ramsay, who tells all in an extensive, sarcastically toned report to the headmaster of the academy from which he is retiring, and Staunton's son David, now a successful criminal lawyer, who recalls his relationship with his father during a series of sessions with a Zurich psychiatrist. But it is the third novel, "World of Wonders," in which the continuation of the story really takes flight. This novel covers the fascinating life story of a brilliant magician and master illusionist named Magnus Eisengrim who, from humble and sordid beginnings as a carnival underling, has become famous throughout the world for his spectacular stage shows and now lives in a palatial Swiss chalet with his manager and consort, a strange woman named Liesl. That he has enlisted Ramsay as his biographer is not his only connection to Deptford or to the events surrounding Boy Staunton's watery death. Combining the themes of Ramsay's inquiries into the qualifications for sainthood, David Staunton's chimerical dreams, and Eisengrim's spellbinding but essentially mundane magic, "The Deptford Trilogy" maintains its narrative thrust by a thorough cross-pollination of ideas from reality and mythology. The insight revealed is that every human life, real or imagined, has qualities that are mythical because none of us can personally experience everything that happens to everybody else. This seems like an obvious precept of fiction, but it takes a marvel-minded writer like Davies to illustrate it with so much vivacity and wonder., Penguin Group: Penguin Books , 1990.

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[EAN: 9780140147551], [PU: Penguin Group: Penguin Books, New York, NY], CANADIAN POPULAR FICTION CONTEMPORARY FICTION: CANADA ENGLISH LITERATURE COLLECTIBLE PAPERBACKS MODERN FIRST EDITIONS 014015910X, Fiction|Literary, Very Good in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing; the background field of the backstrip is very lightly sunned, but the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; the binding leans rather heavily, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but shows little wear: remains a clean, solid reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 825pp. Trade Paperback. If there is a boundary beyond which realistic fiction crosses into the fantastical, it seems to have been explored and even blurred by Robertson Davies in this trio of novels which represent the broadest imaginative range of realistic fiction. The closest contemporary comparison I can make is John Barth, but Davies, possibly by way of being Canadian, establishes his originality by balancing North American folk charm with a British style of sophistication. The subject is the turbulent and often hilarious lives of three men whose hometown is the rural village of Deptford, Ontario. They are Dunstan Ramsay, a history teacher, hagiographer, and decorated World War I veteran; the arrogant but vulnerable Percy Boyd "Boy" Staunton, a wealthy confectionery businessman, politician, and Dunstan's lifelong friend; and the pitiable Paul Dempster, whose premature birth was precipitated by his mother's injury from being hit accidentally by a snowball thrown by Staunton at Ramsay on a fateful winter day in 1908. The event that provides the basis for the trilogy is Staunton's death sixty years later, when his Cadillac mysteriously plunges off a pier into a harbor. The three novels form a complex story that is structured almost like a murder mystery but has much more psychological depth and detailed characterization and is more studious of the nature of consequences. The first two novels, "Fifth Business" and "The Manticore," discuss the life of Boy Staunton through the respective viewpoints of Ramsay, who tells all in an extensive, sarcastically toned report to the headmaster of the academy from which he is retiring, and Staunton's son David, now a successful criminal lawyer, who recalls his relationship with his father during a series of sessions with a Zurich psychiatrist. But it is the third novel, "World of Wonders," in which the continuation of the story really takes flight. This novel covers the fascinating life story of a brilliant magician and master illusionist named Magnus Eisengrim who, from humble and sordid beginnings as a carnival underling, has become famous throughout the world for his spectacular stage shows and now lives in a palatial Swiss chalet with his manager and consort, a strange woman named Liesl. That he has enlisted Ramsay as his biographer is not his only connection to Deptford or to the events surrounding Boy Staunton's watery death. Combining the themes of Ramsay's inquiries into the qualifications for sainthood, David Staunton's chimerical dreams, and Eisengrim's spellbinding but essentially mundane magic, "The Deptford Trilogy" maintains its narrative thrust by a thorough cross-pollination of ideas from reality and mythology. The insight revealed is that every human life, real or imagined, has qualities that are mythical because none of us can personally experience everything that happens to everybody else. This seems like an obvious precept of fiction, but it takes a marvel-minded writer like Davies to illustrate it with so much vivacity and wonder.

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[SR: 52370], Paperback, [EAN: 9780140147551], Penguin, Penguin, Book, [PU: Penguin], 1990-08-30, Penguin, "Who killed Boy Staunton?" This is the question that lies at the heart of Robertson Davies's elegant trilogy comprising Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders. Indeed, Staunton's death is the central event of each of the three novels, and Rashomon-style, each circles round to view it from a different perspective. In the first book, Fifth Business, Davies introduces us to Dunstan Ramsey and his "lifelong friend and enemy, Percy Boyd Staunton," both aged 10. It is a winter evening in the small Canadian village of Deptford, and Ramsey and Boy have quarreled. In a rage, Boy throws a snowball with a stone in it, misses his friend and hits the Baptist minister's pregnant wife by mistake. She becomes hysterical and later that night delivers her child prematurely, a baby with birth defects. Even worse, she loses her mind. The snowball, the stone, the deformed baby christened Paul Dempster--this is the secret guilt that will bind Ramsey and Staunton together through their long lives: I was perfectly sure, you see, that the birth of Paul Dempster, so small, so feeble, and troublesome, was my fault. If I had not been so clever, so sly, so spiteful in hopping in front of the Dempsters just as Percy Boyd Staunton threw that snowball at me from behind, Mrs. Dempster would not have been struck. Did I never think that Percy was guilty? Indeed I did. Boy, however, "would fight, lie, do anything rather than admit" he feels guilty, too, and so the subject remains unresolved between them right up until the night Boy's body is found in his car, in a lake, with a stone in his mouth. The second novel, The Manticore, follows Staunton's son, David, through a course of Jungian therapy in Switzerland, while World of Wonders concentrates on Magnus Eisengrim, a renowned magician and hypnotist with ties to both Ramsey and Boy Staunton. When it came to writing, three was Davies's favorite [...], 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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The Deptford Trilogy

Features a trilogy of novels including: "Fifth Business"; "The Manticore"; and, "World of Wonders".

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140147551
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140147551
Livre de poche
Date de parution: 1990
Editeur: PENGUIN
832 Pages
Poids: 0,547 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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