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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (692 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robertson Davies Narrator: Frederick Davidso Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Salterton Trilogy Release Date:
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An amateur production of The Tempest provides a colorful backdrop for a hilarious look at unrequited love. Mathematics teacher Hector Mackilwraith, stirred and troubled by Shakespeare’s play, falls in love with the beautiful heiress Griselda Webster. When Griselda shows she has plans of her own, Hector despairs on the play’s opening night.

Weaving a tapestry of wonderfully developed characters, smoldering rivalries, and witty satire, Robertson Davies introduces the first book in the Salterton trilogy—a modern classic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “High comedy with a spice of satire to give it savor.”

    Montreal Gazette

  • “An exercise in puckish persiflage.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Hilarious, satirical, witty, and clever.”

    Edmonton Journal

  • “[Davies’] characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. His civilized prose should read well aloud—indeed, Davidson helps one hear its strengths. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative…as well as vivid impersonations of the characters.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sue | 2/19/2014

    " What a disappointment. Unlike the other Robertson Davies books I've read (two other trilogies & one other novel), I found this superficial & boring. I will not finish the trilogy (the Salterton Trilogy). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Larry | 2/3/2014

    " Just great fun. The characters are so well drawn, i wish I hadn't already read the final book in the trilogy as it spoiled it to a small degree knowing how some of the characters would be developed. He was such a great story-teller and he read his fellow Canadians so very well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 1/14/2014

    " Old World writing in the best sense from an author unafraid of high-flying grammar and proper syntax. The wry wit and attention to character, the humanity underscoring even the most unattractive characters, result in a story that is Dickensian in everything but length. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/14/2014

    " Entertaining but seems dated. I am interested enough to try to read the next one in the trilogy tho. "

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