Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

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.

Featured books by Anthony Powell

Other books by Anthony Powell

Der Klang geheimer Harmonien

Der Klang geheimer Harmonien

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2018

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus "e;Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit"e; -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts "e;Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit"e; verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der "e;Tanz"e; eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten.

Konige auf Zeit

Konige auf Zeit

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2018

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus "e;Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit"e; -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts "e;Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit"e; verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der "e;Tanz"e; eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten.

Die Kunst des Soldaten

Die Kunst des Soldaten

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2017

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im achten Band bilden die letzten Jahre des Zweiten Weltkriegs den historischen Hintergrund.

Die Philosophen des Krieges

Die Philosophen des Krieges

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2017

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus "e;Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit"e; -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts "e;Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit"e; verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der "e;Tanz"e; eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten.

Bucher schmucken ein Zimmer

Bucher schmucken ein Zimmer

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2017

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus "e;Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit"e; -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts "e;Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit"e; verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der "e;Tanz"e; eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten.

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

Eine Frage der Erziehung

Eine Frage der Erziehung

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. So erffnet Powell seinen Tanz in dem Band Eine Frage der Erziehung mit Szenen der Jugend: Jenkins in der Abschlussklasse des College, whrend eines Sprachaufenthalts in Frankreich sowie beim Five O'Clock Tea seines Universittsprofessors. Der historische Hintergrund, hier die 1920er Jahre, scheint dabei immer wieder berraschend schlaglichtartig auf.

Tendenz: steigend

Tendenz: steigend

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im zweiten Band sehen wir den Protagonisten auf Bllen und Partys der Oberklasse, aber auch der Boheme, wo er neue und immer wieder alte Bekannte trifft - sowie erste Liebschaften erlebt.

Die Welt des Wechsels

Die Welt des Wechsels

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Geheimnisvolle spiritistische Sitzungen und Dinnerpartys kennzeichnen den dritten Band. Der historische Hintergrund scheint dabei immer wieder berraschend schlaglichtartig auf.

Bei Lady Molly

Bei Lady Molly

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im vierten Band besucht der Erzhler whrend eines Wochenendaufenthalts ein Schloss, wo er seine zuknftige Frau kennenlernt. Der historische Hintergrund scheint dabei immer wieder berraschend schlaglichtartig auf.

Casanovas chinesisches Restaurant

Casanovas chinesisches Restaurant

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Der historische Hintergrund - im fnften Band ist es der Spanische Brgerkrieg ab 1936 - scheint dabei immer wieder berraschend schlaglichtartig auf.

Die Wohlwollenden

Die Wohlwollenden

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im sechsten Band bildet der Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs den historischen Hintergrund, die Zeit also zwischen Mnchner Abkommen und Hitler-Stalin-Pakt.

Das Tal der Gebeine

Das Tal der Gebeine

Author: Anthony Powell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2016

Der zwolfbandige Zyklus Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit -- aufgrund- seiner inhaltlichen- wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Mar-cel Prousts Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit verglichen -- gilt- als- das- Hauptwerk des- britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehort zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von -dem -gleichnamigen Bild des franzosischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die spaten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich--Erzahlers Jenkins - der durch so- manche- biografische- Parallele- wie- Powells- Alter -Ego- anmutet - bietet der Tanz eine Fulle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und auf-schlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedanken-welt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwurdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Im siebten Band bildet das Jahr 1940, in dem Churchill Premierminister wird und Italien in den Krieg eintritt, den historischen Hintergrund.

Journals 1982

Journals 1982

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.

What's Become Of Waring

What's Become Of Waring

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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...

Afternoon Men

Afternoon Men

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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 1990-1992

Journals 1990-1992

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Agents and Patients

Agents and Patients

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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.

Journals 1987-1989

Journals 1987-1989

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

These journals, started in 1982 when Powell had become 'stuck' on a novel, became the place where he could most happily exercise his extraordinarily acute and often witty powers of observation and record his memories of times and writers past. This, the second volume of the journals sees the writer in his house in Somerset, The Chantry, encountering old friends, journalists, publishers, relations. He reads through the plays of Shakespeare, and also re-reads A dance to the Music of Time, giving an astonishingly dispassionate and perceptive analysis of his own greatest creation. He remembers Evelyn Waugh, Phillip Larkin, Malcolm Muggeridge, Gerald, Brenan and John Betjeman. He is visited by, among others, V.S Naipaul, Alison Lurie, Roy Jenkins, and Harold Pinter. He becomes a Companion of Honour. His beloved cat Trelawney dies. In these frank and entertaining pages, the daily life of a writer unfolds in a volume that will delight his many fans as much as its predecessor did.

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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback Release Date: 06/01/2005

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

Venusburg

Venusburg

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2003

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 4

Dance To The Music Of Time Volume 4

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 First Movement

A Dance to the Music of Time First Movement

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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 Third Movement

A Dance to the Music of Time Third Movement

Author: Anthony Powell Format: Paperback / softback 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. In this third volume of A Dance to the Music of Time, we again meet Widmerpool, doggedly rising in rank; Jenkins, shifted from one dismal army post to another; Stringham, heroically emerging from alcoholism; Templer, still on his eternal sexual quest. Here, too, we are introduced to Pamela Flitton, one of the most beautiful and dangerous women in modern fiction. Wickedly barbed in its wit, uncanny in its seismographic recording of human emotions and social currents, this saga stands as an unsurpassed rendering of England's finest yet most costly hour. Includes these novels: The Valley of Bones The Soldier's Art The Military Philosophers 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 A book which creates a world and explores it in depth, which ponders changing relationships and values, which creates brilliantly living and diverse characters and then watches them grow and change in their milieu. . . . Powell's world is as large and as complex as Proust's. --Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times One of the most important works of fiction since the Second World War. . . . The novel looked, as it began, something like a comedy of manners; then, for a while, like a tragedy of manners; now like a vastly entertaining, deeply melancholy, yet somehow courageous statement about human experience. --Naomi Bliven, New Yorker

A Dance to the Music of Time Fourth Movement

A Dance to the Music of Time Fourth Movement

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

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. In this climactic volume of A Dance to the Music of Time, Nick Jenkins describes a world of ambition, intrigue, and dissolution. England has won the war, but now the losses, physical and moral, must be counted. Pamela Widmerpool sets a snare for the young writer Trapnel, while her husband suffers private agony and public humiliation. Set against a background of politics, business, high society, and the counterculture in England and Europe, this magnificent work of art sounds an unforgettable requiem for an age. Includes these novels: Books Do Furnish a Room Temporary Kings Hearing Secret Harmonies 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 A book which creates a world and explores it in depth, which ponders changing relationships and values, which creates brilliantly living and diverse characters and then watches them grow and change in their milieu. . . . Powell's world is as large and as complex as Proust's. --Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times One of the most important works of fiction since the Second World War. . . . The novel looked, as it began, something like a comedy of manners; then, for a while, like a tragedy of manners; now like a vastly entertaining, deeply melancholy, yet somehow courageous statement about human experience. --Naomi Bliven, New Yorker

Author Info

Twitter Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Twitter updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×