Darkly hilarious and full of many fine things, not the least of which is Robertson Davies' delightful lexicon. The reader will encounter aposiopesis and apotheosis, contumaciously and hoyden and costive and nugacities and pismire and emmet and orgulous and even borborygmi. Not to be read in public by those with an unpleasant laugh.
One might write pages on Tempest-Tost
, but it is simpler and more instructive to simply point to the work itself, as Davies' creations need no bedizenment.