Refer your friends, get free audiobooks, support local bookstores. Learn More


Get for $0.99 with Membership

The Lyre of Orpheus

The Cornish Trilogy, Book 3

The Cornish Trilogy: Book #3
By Robertson Davies
Narrated by Frederick Davidson / 14 hours 43 minutes

The Cornish Foundation, established with money left by the late art expert, collector, and notable eccentric Francis Cornish, must choose a worthy undertaking upon which to expend a portion of its considerable funds. It is decided that the Foundation will fund the doctoral work of one Hulda Schnakenburg, a grumpy, difficult, and extraordinarily talented music student. Her task is to complete the score of an unfinished opera by the Romantic composer E. T. A. Hoffmann. Additionally, and against all common sense, the Foundation will undertake to stage the opera, entitled Arthur of Britain, or The Magnanimous Cuckold. As the production takes shape, Hoffmann's restless spirit hovers rather too close for comfort, and his dictum, "The lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld," proves prophetic for many a participant as their lives begin to resemble the opera's plot.

  Add to Your Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save books to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log In       Create Account

Gift this Audiobook

Simply email this audiobook to a friend or print a certificate for later. Either way, your gift supports local bookstores and lets you share a story with the touch of a button.


Narrator Frederick Davidson
ISBN 9781483064031
Length 14 hours 43 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Abridged No

Share this page!

Link too long? Use a URL Shortener