By Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic A Dance to the tune of Time deals a matchless landscape of twentieth-century London. Now, for the 1st time in a long time, readers within the usa can learn the books of Dance as they have been initially published—as twelve person novels—but with a twenty-first-century twist: they’re on hand purely as e-books.
The moment quantity, A Buyer’s Market (1952),finds younger Nick Jenkins suffering to set up himself in London. Amid the fever of the Nineteen Twenties, he attends formal dinners and wild events; makes his first tentative forays into the worlds of paintings, tradition, and bohemian lifestyles; and suffers his first disappointments in love. outdated associates come and pass, however the paths they as soon as shared are swiftly diverging: Stringham is settling right into a lifetime of debauchery and drink, Templer is plunging into the area of commercial, and Widmerpool, notwithstanding nonetheless a determine of out-of-place grotesquerie, is still unbowed, convinced in his personal significance and eventual luck. A Buyer’s Market is a impressive portrait of the pleasures and anxieties of early maturity, set opposed to a backdrop of London existence and tradition at one among its so much bubbling moments.
"Anthony Powell is the easiest residing English novelist through some distance. His admirers are addicts, allow us to face it, held in thrall via a magician."--Chicago Tribune
"A e-book which creates an international and explores it extensive, which ponders altering relationships and values, which creates brilliantly dwelling and numerous characters after which watches them develop and alter of their milieu. . . . Powell's international is as huge and as complicated as Proust's."--Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times
"One of crucial works of fiction because the moment international battle. . . . the radical seemed, because it all started, anything like a comedy of manners; then, for some time, like a tragedy of manners; now like a tremendously interesting, deeply depression, but one way or the other brave assertion approximately human experience."--Naomi Bliven, New Yorker
“The so much excellent and penetrating novelist we have.”--Kingsley Amis