The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

by Robertson Davies | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0670811459 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghaahaahaa98wing of Watertown, Massachusetts USA on 7/24/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by winghaahaahaa98wing from Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, July 24, 2021
To be released as part of the Around the World Bookbox - category North America (Canada). I flipped through many of the entries, and they're entirely delightful. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Around the World Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 24, 2021

Released 6 mos ago (7/24/2021 UTC) at Around the World Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Included in the Around-the-World Bookbox. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 10, 2021
I'm claiming this hefty hardcover from the Around the World bookbox. I've read several works by Davies, but somehow had not encountered his "Samuel Marchbanks" columns; this looks hilarious!

Later: Oh, this was fun! Best read in small snippets due to the style, but very entertaining - a kind of quirky 1940s-era Samuel Pepys, jotting down the movies he's seen, the meals he had, the antics of his kitten, and more, with passages that wax poetic or philosophical, and others that are pretty tart.

Not all the items are in the form of diary entries; some are presented as very short essays, "On the Depravity of Bees" or "Of Curative Groaning", etc. [That last one reminded me of Jerome K. Jerome, who would share the author's opinion I suspect.] There's another section framed as answers to letters, for a little more variety. They all include dry humor, comments on the passing of time, changes in Canadian culture, popular stage actors of the day, and more. Very entertaining!

Released 1 mo ago (12/7/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, Bessie Leavitt Lane in New Boston, New Hampshire USA


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