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Fifth business

Author: Robertson Davies
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995.
Fifth business.
New York : Viking Press, 1970
(OCoLC)561423690
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robertson Davies
ISBN: 0670312134 9780670312139
OCLC Number: 169740
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Robertson Davies.

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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.

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