Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell was a British novelist best known for his twelve-volume work 'A Dance to the Music of Time', published between 1951 and 1975. Powell's magnum opus is a detailed examination of mid-20th-century British society, told through the lens of its protagonist, Nicholas Jenkins, and his wide circle of acquaintances. The series is celebrated for its rich characterizations and intricate plot structure, as well as its exploration of themes such as power, social change, and the passage of time.


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  1. 1. A Dance to the Music of Time

    "A Dance to the Music of Time" is a twelve-volume cycle that follows the life of the protagonist, a man from the upper-middle class in England, from his school days to his old age. The series provides a detailed and satirical depiction of British society and its changes over several decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s. The narrative is filled with a rich cast of characters from different social classes and backgrounds, whose lives intersect in various ways over time.

  2. 2. At Lady Molly's

    "At Lady Molly's" is a witty and engaging novel that takes readers into the glamorous world of high society in 1930s London. Set at the prestigious social club, Lady Molly's, the story follows a diverse cast of characters as they navigate the complexities of love, friendship, and social status. With sharp dialogue and astute observations, the narrative explores the intricacies of human relationships and the power dynamics within this exclusive social circle. Full of charm and intrigue, "At Lady Molly's" offers a delightful glimpse into the lives of the wealthy and privileged during a time of societal change.