Cornish Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 355 ratings

The Rebel Angels Publisher's 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. Davies weaves together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university.
©1981 Robertson Davies (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Rebel Angels

    • The Cornish Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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. Davies weaves together the destinies of this remarkable cast of characters, creating a wise and witty portrait of love, murder, and scholarship at a modern university.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • must love academe circa mid 20th C

    • By connie on 10-28-09

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • What's Bred in the Bone

    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Francis Cornish was always good at keeping secrets. From the well-hidden family secret of his childhood to his mysterious encounters with a small-town embalmer, an expert art restorer, a Bavarian countess, and various masters of espionage, the events in Francis' life were not always what they seemed. This wonderfully ingenious portrait of an art expert and collector of international renown is told in stylish, elegant prose and endowed with lavish portions of Davies' wit and wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Fabulous Robertson Daview

    • By Nancy on 04-20-04

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • The Lyre of Orpheus

    • The Cornish Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The Cornish Foundation, set up with money left by the late art expert, collector, and notable eccentric Francis Cornish, must choose a worthy undertaking upon which to expend a portion of its considerable funds. It is decided that the Foundation will fund the doctoral work of one Hulda Schnakenburg: a grumpy, difficult, and extraordinarily talented music student.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy successor to Dickens.

    • By Suzanne Haraburd on 04-14-10

    Regular price: $25.17