The final novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time
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. This concluding novel in the sequence follows Nicholas Jenkins and a host of familiar characters now with the insights, maturity and obsessions of middle age. From a cultural conference in Venice to the decline and fall of Kenneth Widmerpool, it is a triumphant conclusion to a masterpiece of English fiction.
“'A unique joy'”
“'Mr Powell's imagination is inexhaustible'”
“'I think it is now becoming clear that A Dance to the Music of Time is going to become the greatest modern novel since Ulysses'”
“'I find Powell the sort of writer who exerts such a strong pull that turning anyone else's books, after his, calls for an effort of will - One of the most individual tones of voice in contemporary novel-writing and one of the most artful'”
Norman Shrapnel, Guardian
“'I would rather read Mr Powell than any English novelist now writing'”