Salterton Trilogy Omnibus

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By Robertson Davies

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Available in one volume, all three books of the award-winning Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, and A Mixture of Frailties.

Visit the quaint town of Salterton, Ontario, and the enigmatic lives of those who inhabit it . . .

Tempest-Tost. 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.

Leaven of Malice. Winner of the Leacock Medal, awarded for the best in Canadian literary humor. A malicious false engagement notice between locals Solly Bridgetower and Pearl Vambrace leads to permanent changes, for good or ill, in the lives of many citizens of Salterton.

A Mixture of Frailties. Louisa Bridgetower, the imposing Salterton matron, has died. The substantial income from her estate is to be used to send an unmarried young woman to Europe to pursue an education in the arts. Monica Gall, an almost entirely unschooled singer soon finds herself in England, as she gradually blossoms from a Canadian rube to a cosmopolitan soprano with a unique—and tragicomic—career.

Praise for the Salterton Trilogy

“Full of zest, wit and urbanity.”—The New York Times
“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

Salterton Trilogy Omnibus