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Powell, Anthony 1905-2000

Overview
Works: 659 works in 3,115 publications in 5 languages and 45,398 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Novels  War fiction  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6031.O74, 823.912
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The valley of bones by Anthony Powell( Book )

94 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the seventh volume of Anthony Powell's sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time," sees World War II well underway. In early 1940 Nicholas Jenkins is assigned as a subaltern in a Welsh infantry unit, which is soon posted to Northern Ireland. The Dance perenially exhibits to the reader comical and grotesque personalities, and anyone who has ever done military service knows that nowhere else do you meet such a variety of odd people in such a short time. Thus we meet Gwatkin, a banker who sees being called up as a path to glory; Bithel the officer and Sayce the private who someone persist in the army in spite of poor turnout and criminal incompetency; Gittins who mans the company store as if it were the world's most valuable treasure, and many more. Indeed, so absorbing are these new figures that the usual cast of characters sit out most of the novel, visited only in one portion where Jenkins is on leave. Widmerpool appears at the close of the novel, again performing his role as the antagonist of the series. In spite of some tragedies -- many characters we have followed to date are to perish in the War -- this is one of the most uproariously funny volumes so far. The mysterious commander of their division is ultimately revealed to be a eccentric old man obsessed with eating a proper breakfast. Incidental matters of military routine descend into farce. --Christopher Culver at Amazon.com
The kindly ones by Anthony Powell( Book )

69 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of English society and its Bohemia, set against the outbreaks of the two world wars
What's become of Waring by Anthony Powell( Book )

84 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when a noted travel-book writer is reported "dead", and the literary world of London is thrown into a tizzy at the news. A comedy of hidden identity
Temporary kings by Anthony Powell( Book )

54 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the eleventh volume in the series "A Dance to the Music of Time." In this penultimate volume, Temporary Kings (1973), Nick and his contemporaries are at the height of their various careers in the arts, business, and politics. X. Trapnel is dead, but his mystery continues to draw ghoulish interest from readers and academics alike--as well as from his lover, Pamela Widmerpool. Kenneth Widmerpool, meanwhile, is an MP with mysterious connections beyond the newly dropped Iron Curtain, but he continues to be tormented by Pamela; a spectacular explosion, Nick can't help but realize, is imminent. --Amazon.com
From a view to a death by Anthony Powell( Book )

85 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social comedy about an ambitious young artist on the make among some eccentric English country gentry
A dance to the music of time : a question of upbringing. A buyer's market. The acceptance world by Anthony Powell( Book )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell's monumental 12-part series traces the lives of a wide variety of characters in London from World War I until the 1960s
Afternoon men, a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

99 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social comedy about "a company of giddyheads" and their wanderings in London's Bohemia
The fisher king : a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentine Beals, a writer of historical thrillers, is haunted with the idea that Saul Henchman is a contemporary version of the Fisher King, a mysterious figure in the Arthurian legend. Some strong language
John Aubrey and his friends by Anthony Powell( Book )

63 editions published between 1948 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhaustive, painstaking life of John Aubroy which should receive full credit for intent for it documents and substantiates all phases of its subject's life and catalogs every detail of his personal as well as financial affairs, literary as well as emotional activities. It adds up to all the attributes of the man -- but somehow not the man himself. John Collier's The Scandals and Credulities of John Aubrey (1931) had in its introduction a lively profile which gave a more vivid picture of Aubrey than does this whole volume, but here, for those interested, is the story of Aubrey's diverse interests, his wide world of friends and notables, his knowledge and curiosity, his intense preoccupation with the past, the importance of his family problems, and the fascinating ups and downs of his relations with all he know. An important 17th century literary figure -- almost the Walter Winchell of his day -- is here done full justice if never fully re-created. -- Kirkus Reviews
A dance to the music of time: by Anthony Powell( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each novel was previously pub. seperately in the author's series: The music of time
Hearing secret harmonies : a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorpio Murtlock easily absorbs would-be High Priest of the alternative society, Ken Widmerpool, into his commune. Nicholas, now an elder statesman of the Literary Establishment, makes a nostalgic return journey to Stourwater to catch a final glimpse of Widmerpool as he disappears once more
The military philosophers by Anthony Powell( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is ninth in the series "A Dance to the Music of Time." The ninth volume, The Military Philosophers (1968), takes the series through the end of the war. Nick has found a place, reasonably tolerable by army standards, as an assistant liaison with foreign governments in exile. But like the rest of his countrymen, he is weary of life in uniform and looking ahead to peacetime. Until then, however, the fortunes of war continue to be unpredictable: more names are cruelly added to the bill of mortality, while other old friends and foes prosper. Widmerpool becomes dangerously entranced by the beautiful, fascinating, and vicious Pamela Flitton; and Nick's old flame Jean Duport makes a surprising reappearance. Elegiac and moving, but never without wit and perception, this volume wraps up Powell's unsurpassed treatment of England{u2019}s finest yet most costly hour. --Amazon.com
The soldier's art by Anthony Powell( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking place during the period between the occupation of Paris by the Germans in June 1940, and their invasion of Russia a year later. Nicholas Jenkins -now in his mid-thirties and still a second-lieutenant - is posted to a Divisional Headquarters as assistant to Widmerpool, a major on the staff. Jenkin's old friend Stringham finds himself in this particular Headquarters too, although under less favourable circumstances. A rather sinister side of Widmerpool appears as he surreptitiously meddles with the fate of others
Books do furnish a room; a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books do Furnish a Room is the tenth novel of Anthony Powell's long sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time." It opens in the winter of 1945/46 as Britain settles back into peacetime, though not without annoying rationing and shortages. [Nick] Jenkins has come to his old university for research towards a biography on Robert Burton, but soon first himself involved in the launch of a new literary magazine with distinct leftist tones. --Christopher Culver at Amazon.com
O, how the wheel becomes it! : a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O, How the Wheel Becomes It! -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- Chapter 11 -- Chapter 12 -- Chapter 13 -- Chapter 14 -- Chapter 15 -- Chapter 16 -- Chapter 17 -- Chapter 18 -- Chapter 19 -- Chapter 20 -- Chapter 21
A buyer's market, a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

116 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of the series "A Dance to the Music of Time, "we see [Nicholas Jenkins] entering the ballrooms of high society while also discovering the London demimonde of the late 1920s ... Nearly the entire first half of the novel is dedicated to a single evening, where Jenkins describes the participants of a dinner, a dance and a seedy part in exhaustive detail. Here we see more clearly than the first novel Powell's conception of his social circle over the decades as a dance. Stringham and Widmerpool, among other characters from the first novel, enter Jenkins' life again after a gap of several years, but no sooner do they show up than they are cast away by new fates. With Jenkins' greater maturity comes a recognition of more important societal concerns in 1920s England. One character's awkwardly closeted homosexuality creates complications for Jenkins' circle, as does the need for a young female character to procure an abortion when it was seriously illegal. By the end of the novel, Jenkins has even entered among political radicals ... --Amazon.com
At Lady Molly's by Anthony Powell( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satiric picture of London society in the 1930's
Casanova's Chinese restaurant by Anthony Powell( Book )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy of English society and Bohemian life in London during the middle 1930's
A dance to the music of time by Anthony Powell( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell's monumental 12-part series traces the lives of a wide variety of characters in London from World War I until the 1960s
The acceptance world, a novel by Anthony Powell( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Great Depression of 1931-32. The Acceptance World invites us once again to join Nicholas Jenkins and his friends in their dance to the music of time
 
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Alternative Names
Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell britischer Schriftsteller und Literaturkritiker

Anthony Powell britisk skribent

Anthony Powell Brits schrijver

Anthony Powell brittisk författare

Anthony Powell English novelist

Anthony Powell scrittore britannico

Pouėll, Ė. 1905-2000

Pouèll, Èntoni.

Pouėll, Ėntoni 1905-2000

Powell Anthony

Powell, Anthony, 1905-

Powell, Anthony 1905-2000

Powell Anthony Dymoke

Powell, Anthony Dymoke 1905-2000

Powėll, Enthoni.

Ентоні Павелл

Поуэлл, Э 1905-2000

Поуэлл, Энтони

Поуэлл, Энтони 1905-2000

אנתוני פאוול סופר בריטי

انتونى باول

أنتوني باول

آنتونی پاول نویسنده بریتانیایی

アンソニー・パウエル (作家)

ポウエル, アントニー

安东尼·鲍威尔

Languages
English (1,123)

German (9)

French (6)

Spanish (2)

Russian (1)