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A Dance to the Music of Time
Author: Anthony Powell

ISBN: 9780226677149
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 732
Published: 1 January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.5 x 4.0
Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art. In the second volume they move to London in a whirl of marriage and adulteries, fashions and frivolities, personal triumphs and failures. These books "provide an unsurpassed picture, at once gay and melancholy, of social and artistic life in Britain between the wars" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.). The third volume follows Nick into army life and evokes London during the blitz. In the climactic final volume, England has won the war and must now count the losses.

Four very different young men on the threshold of manhood dominate this opening volume of A Dance to the Music of Time. The narrator, Jenkins-a budding writer-shares a room with Templer, already a passionate womanizer, and Stringham, aristocratic and reckless. Widermerpool, as...

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