The lyre of Orpheus

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Viking,
Pub. Date:
1989.
Language:
English
Description
Hailed as a literary masterpiece, Robertson Davies' The Cornish Trilogy comes to a brilliant conclusion in the bestselling Lyre of Orpheus . There is an important decision to be made. The Cornish Foundation is thriving under the directorship of Arthur Cornish when Arthur and his beguiling wife, Maria Theotoky, decide to undertake a project worthy of Francis Cornish -- connoisseur, collector, and notable eccentric -- whose vast fortune endows the Foundation. The grumpy, grimy, extraordinarily talented music student Hulda Schnakenburg is commissioned to complete E. T .A. Hoffmann's unfinished opera Arthur of Britain, or The Magnanimous Cuckold ; and the scholarly priest Simon Darcourt finds himself charged with writing the libretto. Complications both practical and emotional arise: the gypsy in Maria's blood rises with a vengeance; Darcourt stoops to petty crime; and various others indulge in perjury, blackmail, and other unsavory pursuits. Hoffmann's dictum, "the lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld," seems to be all too true -- especially when the long-hidden secrets of Francis Cornish himself are finally revealed. Baroque and deliciously funny, this third book in The Cornish Trilogy shows Robertson Davies at his very considerable best. "Robertson Davies is the sort of novelist readers can hardly wait to tell their friends about." -- The Washington Post Book World
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780670824168
9781982479725
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDc0650eb1-1762-0af4-96f9-cc54022d0e07
Grouping Titlelyre of orpheus
Grouping Authordavies robertson
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-25 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed2020-01-26 06:04:19AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Case, David.
authorDavies, Robertson, 1913-1995.
author2-roleCase, David.
hoopla digital.
author_displayDavies, Robertson
available_at_longmontLongmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmontLongmont Adult Fiction
display_descriptionThe 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. Her task is to complete the score of an unfinished opera by the Romantic composer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Additionally, and against all common sense, the Foundation will undertake to stage the opera, entitled Arthur of Britain or The Magnanimous Cuckold. As the production takes shape, Hoffmann's restless spirit hovers rather too close for comfort, and his dictum "The lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld" proves prophetic for many a participant as their lives begin to resemble the opera's plot.
format_category_longmontBooks
format_longmontBook
idc0650eb1-1762-0af4-96f9-cc54022d0e07
isbn9780670824168
9781982479725
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b23295685.i30814029Longmont Adult FictionFICTION DAVIES, R.1falsefalseOn ShelfMar 27, 2019lgfca
hoopla:MWT10026131Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10026131?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_longmonthardcover book
last_indexed2020-01-26T13:04:19.993Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_longmontFICTION DAVIES, R.
owning_library_longmontLongmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmontLongmont Public Library
primary_isbn9780670824168
publishDate1989
2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b23295685BookBooksEnglishViking, 1989.472 p.
hoopla:MWT10026131eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2010.1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 43 min.)) : digital.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b23295685.i30814029On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
seriesCornish trilogy
series_with_volumeCornish trilogy|3
subject_facetArthurian romances -- Appreciation -- Fiction
Canada -- Fiction
Didactic fiction
Opera -- Fiction
title_displayThe lyre of Orpheus
title_fullThe lyre of Orpheus / Robertson Davies
The lyre of Orpheus [electronic resource] / Robertson Davies
title_shortThe lyre of Orpheus
topic_facetAppreciation
Arthurian romances
Opera