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14 Jul, 2014 21:38:07 BST
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Milstead, Kent, United Kingdom
A book that has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. May have no identifying marks on the inside cover. No wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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Literary Fiction 20thC English Fiction Omnibus
A Dance to the Music of Time
English Literature England 1920s 1930s
“A Dance to the Music of Time”
'A Question of Upbringing'
'A Buyer's Market'
'The Acceptance World'
(A Hardback Volume in a Slipcase)
by Anthony Powell
Published by ‘The Folio Society’ in 2006
(No longer available from the F.S.)
Introduction by William Trevor
Series binding in full buckram, front board printed with 'The Gourmands' (a pochoir print after Georges Barbier, c. 1920-30). Gilt titles embossed to spine. Printed on Morzine Wove paper.
9½" x 6¾". 250 x 180mm. 1.4kg (Unpacked).
495 pages + prelims and illustrations. Frontispiece, and 32 pages of colour / b/w archive photographs based on Violett Powell's "The Album of Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of time".
Book in “Fine” condition. Looks unread. Nice clean copy. Good bindings, no loose or missing pages. No inscriptions / bookplates / other markings. NO SLIPCASE.
Spanning a 50-year period, Anthony Powell’s twelve novel masterpiece (published in 12 parts between 1951 and 1975) deploys a cast of over 300 characters, and sweeps us from the upper-class milieu of the 1920s to the rise of hippiedom in the 1960s.
In ‘Spring’ (the first three novels), the narrator Nicholas Jenkins takes his first bite at the apple of experience. From the dorms of a public school, with its air of 'carbolic soap, airing blankets and cold Irish stew', he moves through Oxford into the social whirl of giddy London, where the cream of both the Bohemian and Establishment crowd trip from ball to ball. Spring ends as the first chill of the 1930s begins to descend. The spirit of an age is beautifully evoked through the sharp and perceptive eyes of Jenkins. With the epic sweep of Proust and the savage wit of Waugh, Powell portrays the changing manners and morals of the generations, the rites of passage of its brightest young things, and the vivid spectacle created by 'time's slow reshuffling of friends, acquaintances and lovers'.
A selection of carefully researched images, from contemporary advertisements to famous paintings, is used to illustrate the books. Some provide a visual reference for the many allusions made in the novel to places, paintings, films and plays, some are photographs of the real-life models for Powell’s characters and others convey the period setting.
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