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By Robertson Davies

Woven round the ambitions of the vigorous spirits and erudite students of the college of St. John and the Holy Ghost, this outstanding trilogy of novels lures the reader right into a global of mysticism, historic allusion, and gothic fable which could merely be the discovery of Canada's grand guy of letters.

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