A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell

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.

The 233rd 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)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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A Dance to the Music of Time: All Four Movements (4 Volume Set) Paperback 6687641 $49.00 1995
A Question of Upbringing Hardcover 1710126 $46.80
A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement (3 Vols in 1) Hardcover 697267 $104.08 $38.00
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A Dance to the Music of Time: Fourth Movement (3 Vols in 1) Hardcover 1458697 $76.54 $4.83
The Military Philosophers Paperback 4670694 $10.58 $10.58 2005
Dance to the Music of Time: Spring Paperback 4966504 $14.92 $4.84 1997
A Question of Upbringing Hardcover 8275159 $17.82
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Hearing Secret Harmonies Hardcover 5386148 $65.72 $0.01
Hearing Secret Harmonies (Flamingo) Paperback 10298508 $0.98 1983
A Question of Upbringing (Dance to the Music of Time) Hardcover 9298105 $29.99 $36.90 1998
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Temporary Kings (Dance to the Music of Time) Mass Market Paperback 7931737 $963.99 $0.01 1986
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A Dance to Music Time: Volume 3, Autumn Paperback 7680799 $0.99
The Valley of Bones Paperback 3819622 $10.12 $6.34 2005
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Temporary Kings (Dance to the Music of Time) Hardcover 11738010 $35.50 $31.17 1999
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A Buyer's Market (Penguin 1729) Paperback 9615331 $3.28
A QUESTION OF UPBRINGING Paperback 4069752 $14.28
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A Dance to the Music of Time - Summer Hardcover 779959 $65.00 2007
A Dance to the Music of Time: Fourth Movement Paperback 474195 $13.00 $2.75 1995
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The Album of Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time Hardcover 913186 $919.40 $24.95 1987
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A Question of Upbringing (A Dance To the Music of Time #1) Paperback 1279709 $107.89 $6.35 1985
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The Valley of Bones (A Dance to the Music of Time) Hardcover 9043826 $21.94
The Military Philosophers Hardcover 8941428 $90.90 $1.79
The Military Philosophers: Book 9 of A Dance to the Music of Time Kindle Edition 752876 $7.99 2010
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The Soldier's Art: Book 8 of A Dance to the Music of Time Kindle Edition 620415 $7.49 2010
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The Acceptance World: Book 3 of A Dance to the Music of Time Kindle Edition 705055 $7.49 2010
At Lady Molly's: Book 4 of A Dance to the Music of Time Kindle Edition 582453 $7.49 2010
A Dance To The Music Of Time: Fourth Movement: Three Books In One Volume: Books Do Furnish A Room, Temporary Kings, Hearing Secret Harmonies Hardcover 10568667 $15.20
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