Anthony Powell - Author

About the Author

Anthony Powell was born in 1905. After working in publishing and as a scriptwriter, he began to write for the Daily Telegraph in the mid-1930s. He served in the army during World War II and subsequently became the fiction reviewer on the TLS. Next came five years as literary editor of Punch. He was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1988. In addition to the twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell was the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs, To Keep the Ball Rolling. He died in March 2000.

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7 Laws of Network Marketing

7 Laws of Network Marketing

Author: Anthony Powell, Chris Widener Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2017

If you like Go Pro by Eric Worre, you'll love The 7 Laws of Network Marketing!In this powerful little fictional book, Chris Widener, named one of the top 50 speakers in the world, and Anthony Powell, one of the top income earners of all time in network marketing, weave a compelling and entertaining story of a wildly successful network marketer who takes under his wing a young man just getting started in the business and teaches him the secrets to success in network marketing.A quick and easy read, this book will help you succeed in your business no matter what stage of your career you are in by teaching you the Seven Laws of Network Marketing: The Law of Sowing and Reaping The Law of Attraction/Likeability/Attitude The Law of Discipline/Consistency/Persistence The Law of Momentum/Hockey Stick/ The Law of Multiplication and Replication The Law of Leadership and Sales The Law of Choice

Afternoon Men

Afternoon Men

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Anthony Powell's first, highly acclaimed novel maps the decline and fall of a characteristically seedy section of London society, and confirms the author's reputation as one of the great satirists of the twentieth century.

Journals 1982

Journals 1982

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

During the eighties, while working on a novel which had become 'stuck', Anthony Powell, one of the greatest of twentieth-century Enlgish novelists, began writing a journal. Gossipy, delightful, sometimes barbed, these journals give a fascinating insight into the writer's life: the people he met, the places her visited and the parties he went to. The acute intelligence and wit which has made A Dance to the Music of Time one of the best loved novels in English is ever-present in these papers, where the reader will encounter Osbert Lancaster, Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, Lord Longford - all viewed with affection and a startling frankness.

From A View To A Death

From A View To A Death

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Anthony Powell's celebrated early novel turns to English rural society to caricature a socially aspiring artist and his disastrous ambition to marry well.

Journals 1990-1992

Journals 1990-1992

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

The first two volumes of Anthony Powell's journals have already been publilshed, to great critical acclaim. These journals started in 1982 when Powell had become 'stuck' on a novel, became the place where he could most happily exercise his powers of observation, and record his memories of times and writers past. This, the third volume of his journals, sees the writer in his house in Somerset, the Chantry, encountering old friends, journalists, publishers, relations. He rereads the plays of Shakespeare, and revisits the work of a huge range of writers, from Ivy Compton-Burnett to L. Rider Haggard. He remembers Evelyn Waugh, Philip Larkin, Malcolm Muggeridge, John Betjeman, Kingsley Amis and Marlene Dietrich. He is visted by, among other, V.S. Naipaul, Alison Lurie, Harold Pinter, Antonia Fraser and Evangeline Bruce. The author is given an honorary doctorate from the University of Wales, in the dining-room of Chantry. In these frank and entertaining pages, the daily life of a great literary figure unfolds in an volume that will delight his many fans as much as its predecessors did.

What's Become Of Waring

What's Become Of Waring

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

The hugely successful early novel which established Anthony Powell as a leading voice in English comic fiction, What's Become of Waring is the teasing and wittily contrived story about a famous but elsuive travel author who seems to have some very good reasons for concealing his life behind a screen of mystery.

Fisher King

Fisher King

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Celebrated but crippled photographer, Saul Henchman sets out to cruise the British Isles in search of peace and fulfilment. Beautiful dancer, Barberina Rookwood gives up her career to be with him. Throughout, they are observed by novelist Valentine Beals, who becomes obsessed with the parallels between Henchman's story and the Arthurian Legend of the Fisher King, whose mystic destiny involves love, ambition, desire and sacrifice.

Venusberg

Venusberg

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

A post as special correspondent for a new and fragile Baltic state gives the young but melancholy Lushington an opportunity to turn his back on an unhappy love affair. While gathering information at the many parties he attends, he hopes to report on unrest, an assassination, perhaps even a revolution. Yet it is Lushington who once more finds himself out of his depth...

O How The Wheel Becomes It!

O How The Wheel Becomes It!

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Sometime novelist and critic, now literary hack and occasional lecturer at provincial universities, Geoffrey Shadbold has long rested on the laurels of what was once a promising career. But when he is invited on to a TV chat show, and asked to give his views on love and sex, the wheel is come full circle when the past rolls awkwardly into the present...

Agents And Patients

Agents And Patients

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Just down from Oxford in the depression of the Thirties, young Blore-Smith has the confidence of the callowest of youths, and the security of a sizeable private income. But when a car accident causes him to bump into Maltravers, an almost-famous film director, and Chipchase, a distinctly amateur psychoanalyst, he finds himself swept into an hilariously instructive - yet costly - adventure...

Agents and Patients

Agents and Patients

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2014

Unsavory artists, titled boobs, and charlatans with an affinity for Freud - such are the oddballs whose antics animate these early novels from the late British master Anthony Powell. A genius of social satire delivered with a very dry wit, Powell builds his comedies on the foibles of British high society between the wars, delving into subjects as various as psychoanalysis, the film industry, publishing, and (of course) sex. More explorations of relationships and vanity than plot-driven narratives, these slim novels reveal the early stirrings of the unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony that would reach their caustic peak in Powell's epic A Dance to the Music of Time. From a View to a Death takes us to a dilapidated country estate where an ambitious artist of questionable talent, a family of landed aristocrats wondering where the money has gone, and a secretly cross-dressing squire all commingle among the ruins. In Agents and Patients, we return to London with the newly wealthy Blore-Smith: an innocent, decent enough chap...and a drip who falls victim to two con artists. In What's Become of Waring, Powell lampoons a world with which he was intimately acquainted: the inner workings of a small London publisher. Filled with eccentric characters and piercing insights, Powell's work is achingly hilarious, human, and true.

What's Become of Waring

What's Become of Waring

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2014

Unsavory artists, titled boobs, and charlatans with an affinity for Freud - such are the oddballs whose antics animate these early novels from the late British master Anthony Powell. A genius of social satire delivered with a very dry wit, Powell builds his comedies on the foibles of British high society between the wars, delving into subjects as various as psychoanalysis, the film industry, publishing, and (of course) sex. More explorations of relationships and vanity than plot-driven narratives, these slim novels reveal the early stirrings of the unequalled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony that would reach their caustic peak in Powell's epic A Dance to the Music of Time. From a View to a Death takes us to a dilapidated country estate where an ambitious artist of questionable talent, a family of landed aristocrats wondering where the money has gone, and a secretly cross-dressing squire all commingle among the ruins. In Agents and Patients, we return to London with the newly wealthy Blore-Smith: an innocent, decent enough chap...and a drip who falls victim to two con artists. In What's Become of Waring, Powell lampoons a world with which he was intimately acquainted: the inner workings of a small London publisher. Filled with eccentric characters and piercing insights, Powell's work is achingly hilarious, human, and true.

From a View to a Death

From a View to a Death

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2014

Unsavory artists, titled boobs, and charlatans with an affinity for Freud-such are the oddballs whose antics animate these early novels from the late British master Anthony Powell. A genius of social satire delivered with a very dry wit, Powell builds his comedies on the foibles of British high society between the wars, delving into subjects as various as psychoanalysis, the film industry, publishing, and (of course) sex. More explorations of relationships and vanity than plot-driven narratives, these slim novels reveal the early stirrings of the unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony that would reach their caustic peak in Powell's epic. A Dance to the Music of Time. From a View to a Death takes us to a dilapidated country estate where an ambitious artist of questionable talent, a family of landed aristocrats wondering where the money has gone, and a secretly cross-dressing squire all commingle among the ruins. In Agents and Patients, we return to London with the newly wealthy Blore-Smith: an innocent, decent enough chap...and a drip who falls victim to two con artists. In What's Become of Waring, Powell lampoons a world with which he was intimately acquainted: the inner workings of a small London publisher. Filled with eccentric characters and piercing insights, Powell's work is achingly hilarious, human, and true.

Some Poets, Artists and 'a Reference for Mellors'

Some Poets, Artists and 'a Reference for Mellors'

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2005

Temporary Kings

Temporary Kings

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2005

The eleventh novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

Hearing Secret Harmonies

Hearing Secret Harmonies

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2005

The final novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

Books Do Furnish A Room

Books Do Furnish A Room

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2005

The tenth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

Soldier's Art

Soldier's Art

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2005

The eighth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time.

The Military Philosophers

The Military Philosophers

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2005

The ninth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

The Valley Of Bones

The Valley Of Bones

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2005

The seventh novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

Casanova's Chinese Restaurant

Casanova's Chinese Restaurant

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2005

The fifth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

The Kindly Ones

The Kindly Ones

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2005

The second novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

At Lady Molly's

At Lady Molly's

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2005

The fourth novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

A Buyer's Market

A Buyer's Market

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

The second novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

The Acceptance World

The Acceptance World

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

A Dance to the Music of Time chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. The Acceptance World follows Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the intellectual, cultural and social hurdles which stand between them and the 'Acceptance World'. Discover the extraordinary life of Anthony Powell - captured by acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling in Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time - available now in hardback and ebook from Hamish Hamilton.

A Question Of Upbringing

A Question Of Upbringing

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

The opening novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 4

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 4

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/1997

Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve novel sequence chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. Volume 4 contains the last three novels in the sequence: Books do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies.

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 2

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 2

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/1997

Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. Volume 2 contains the second three novels in the sequence: At Lady Molly's; Casanova's Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 3

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 3

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/1997

Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It is unrivalled for its scope, its humour and the enormous pleasure it has given to generations. Volume 3 contains the seventh, eighth and ninth novel in the series: The Valley of Bones; The Soldier's Art; The Military Philosophers

A Dance to the Music of Time Third Movement

A Dance to the Music of Time Third Movement

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/1995

A Dance to the Music of Time First Movement

A Dance to the Music of Time First Movement

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/1995

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. Anthony Powell is the best living English novelist by far. His admirers are addicts, let us face it, held in thrall by a magician. -- Chicago Tribune Powell has a quality all his own. Irony and understatement are parts of this quality, but more essential ingredients are the sheer delight of form, stylization and rhythm.

A Dance to the Music of Time Fourth Movement

A Dance to the Music of Time Fourth Movement

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/1995

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