A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

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A Dance to the Music of Time is a twelve-volume cycle of novels by Anthony Powell, inspired by the painting of the same name by Nicolas Poussin. One of the longest works of fiction in literature, it was published between 1951 and 1975 to critical acclaim. The story is an often comic examination of movements and manners, power and passivity in English political, cultural and military life in the mid 20th century.

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The 397th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 32nd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 36th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - 43rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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