SeriesA Dance to the Music of Time

Series author: Anthony Powell

18 Works Popularity 2,703 (2,737 Members) 9,505 Books 252 Reviews 3.9

Core

A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell 915 copies, 23 reviews1
A Buyer's Market by Anthony Powell 512 copies, 16 reviews2
The Acceptance World by Anthony Powell 479 copies, 20 reviews3
At Lady Molly's by Anthony Powell 468 copies, 12 reviews4
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant by Anthony Powell 424 copies, 17 reviews5
The Kindly Ones by Anthony Powell 400 copies, 11 reviews6
The Valley of Bones by Anthony Powell 362 copies, 16 reviews7
The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell 327 copies, 12 reviews8
The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell 350 copies, 12 reviews9
Books Do Furnish a Room by Anthony Powell 387 copies, 11 reviews10
Temporary Kings by Anthony Powell 334 copies, 10 reviews11
Hearing Secret Harmonies by Anthony Powell 332 copies, 11 reviews12

Collections and Selections

A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement, Spring by Anthony Powell 1,640 copies, 28 reviewsOmnibus 1-3
A Dance to the Music of Time: Second Movement, Summer by Anthony Powell 839 copies, 20 reviewsOmnibus 4-6
A Dance to the Music of Time: Third Movement, Autumn by Anthony Powell 814 copies, 14 reviewsOmnibus 7-9
A Dance to the Music of Time: Fourth Movement, Winter by Anthony Powell 781 copies, 14 reviewsOmnibus 10-12
Dance to the Music of Time, Books 1-6 by Anthony Powell 1 copyOmnibus 1-6
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell 129 copies, 5 reviewsOmnibus 1-12

Descriptions

A Dance to the Music of Time is a 12-volume roman-fleuve by Anthony Powell, published between 1951 and 1975 to critical acclaim. The story is an often comic examination of movements and manners, power and passivity in English political, cultural and military life in the mid-20th century. The books were inspired by the painting of the same name by Nicolas Poussin. The sequence is narrated by Nick Jenkins. At the beginning of the first volume, Nick falls into a reverie while watching snow descending on a coal brazier. This reminds him of "the ancient world—legionaries (...) mountain altars (...) centaurs (...)". These classical projections introduce the account of his schooldays, which opens A Question of Upbringing. Over the course of the following volumes, he recalls the people he met over the previous half a century and the events, often small, that reveal their characters. Jenkins's personality is unfolded slowly, and often elliptically, over the course of the novels. (English, Wikipedia)

Other Names

Dutch: Een dans op de muziek des tijds — Finnish: Tanssi ajan pyörteissä

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