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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409037941
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

A Buyer's Market




Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic creates a rich panorama of twentieth-century London.

'He is, as Proust was before him, the great literary chronicler of his culture in his time.' GUARDIAN'A Dance to the Music of Time'is universally acknowledged as one of the great works of English literature. Reissued now in this definitive edition, it stands ready to delight and entrance a new generation of readers.

In this second volume, Nick Jenkins is struggling to establish himself in London after graduating from university. As old friends come and go - Stringham takes the leap into marriage, Templer heads into the world of business and Widmerpool, confident in his own importance, begins a career in law - Nick starts to make new acquaintances, and throws himself into society life. In this new world of glamorous Debutante balls and leisurely country visits, Nick has his first encounter with love and its disappointments.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409037941
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell was an only child, born in 1905. As a young man he worked for a crumbling publishing business whilst trying to find time to write novels. He moved in a bohemian world of struggling writers and artists, which was to provide the raw material for much of his fiction. During the Second World War he served in Military Intelligence Liaison. He subsequently became a fiction reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and for five years he was the literary editor of the now-defunct magazine Punch. Meanwhile he continued to work on the twelve-novel sequence ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’. He was the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs. His many reviews for the Daily Telegraph are also published in collected volumes. Anthony Powell died in March 2000.

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Praise for A Buyer's Market

Rich, complex, original, showing consummate narrative skill

Times Literary Supplement

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