By Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic contains a four-volume landscape of 20th century London. Hailed by way of Time as "brilliant literary comedy in addition to a super caricature of the times," A Dance to the track of Time opens simply after global conflict I. Amid the fever of the Nineteen Twenties and the 1st sit back of the Thirties, Nick Jenkins and his acquaintances confront intercourse, society, enterprise, and artwork. within the moment quantity they flow to London in a whirl of marriage and adulteries, models and frivolities, own triumphs and screw ups. those books "provide an unsurpassed photograph, right now homosexual and depression, of social and inventive lifestyles in Britain among the wars" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.). The 3rd quantity follows Nick into military existence and inspires London in the course of the blitz. within the climactic ultimate quantity, England has gained the struggle and needs to now count number the losses.
In this 3rd quantity of A Dance to the track of Time, we back meet Widmerpool, doggedly emerging in rank; Jenkins, shifted from one dismal military submit to a different; Stringham, heroically rising from alcoholism; Templer, nonetheless on his everlasting sexual quest. the following, too, we're brought to Pamela Flitton, probably the most attractive and unsafe girls in sleek fiction. Wickedly barbed in its wit, uncanny in its seismographic recording of human feelings and social currents, this saga stands as an unsurpassed rendering of England's best but costliest hour.
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