The Lyre of Orpheus

By: Davies, Robertson

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Book Condition: Fine

First US Trade Edition. Fine in a Near-Fine Dust jacket. Only flaw is price-clip and light age-spotting on the top edge. GIFTABLE ___ The conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Rebel Angels and continued in the bestselling What's Bred in the Bone. The third volume of the Cornish trilogy has less mystery and suspense than The Rebel Angels and What's Bred in the Bone. This is a deeper, more thoughtful and old-fashioned book, somewhat padded with leisurely asides, snippets of poetry and observations on the subject of artistic creativity. The plot revolves around a production of an unfinished opera by the 19th century composer E.T.A. Hoffmann, whose entreaty "Let the lyre of Orpheus open the door of the underworld of feeling" is borne out on many levels.

Title: The Lyre of Orpheus

Author Name: Davies, Robertson

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York:, Viking Press,: 1989

ISBN Number: 067082416x

ISBN Number 13: 9780670824168

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 004843

Keywords: Modern Literature, Appreciation; Arthurian romances; Fiction; Literary; Musical fiction; Production and direction,