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The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

(1985)
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In this collection of his newspaper pieces, mostly from the late Forties, Davies introduces us to his alter ego, a mildly irascible curmudgeon whose opinions and observations have been so popular in Canada that three volumes of his columns have been published there: The Diary , The Table Talk , and The Garland of Miscellania. Davies has re-edited them to produce a single volume and in the prefatory ''A Drink with Marchbanks'' even given us his own view of the journalist he created. A pleasant entertainment covering such diverse topics as politics, theater, and manners, this volume offers a humorous and insightful picture of postwar Canadian life as seen through the eyes of a delightful eccentric who reminds this reader of a boozeless W. C. Fields. Charles Bishop, English Dept., Univ. of New Orleans

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks
Author(s): Robertson Davies
ISBN: 0-670-81145-9 / 978-0-670-81145-8 (USA edition)
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1985 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks. Comprising the Diary, the Table Talk and a Garland of Miscellaneous by Samuel Marchbanks.
Author(s): Robertson Davies
ISBN: 0-7725-1539-5 / 978-0-7725-1539-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Clarke Irwin
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks
Author(s): Robertson Davies
ISBN: 0-7953-5260-3 / 978-0-7953-5260-7 (USA edition)
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December 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks,Comprising the Diary,the Table Talk & a Garland of Miscellanea By Samuel Marchbanks,but Enlarged to Include a Biographical Introduction & Copious Notes...
Author(s): Robertson Davies
ISBN: 0-14-009771-6 / 978-0-14-009771-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks
Author(s): Robertson Davies
ISBN: 0-00-223168-9 / 978-0-00-223168-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canad
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks
Author(s): Robertson Davies
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August 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks
Author(s): Robertson Davies
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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