A Buyer's Market: Book 2 of A Dance to the Music of Time

A Buyer's Market: Book 2 of A Dance to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell


Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic A Dance to the song 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 merely 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 Twenties, he attends formal dinners and wild events; makes his first tentative forays into the worlds of artwork, tradition, and bohemian existence; and suffers his first disappointments in love. outdated neighbors come and cross, however the paths they as soon as shared are speedily diverging: Stringham is settling right into a lifetime of debauchery and drink, Templer is plunging into the area of commercial, and Widmerpool, even though nonetheless a determine of out-of-place grotesquerie, is still unbowed, convinced in his personal value and eventual luck. A Buyer’s Market is a outstanding portrait of the pleasures and anxieties of early maturity, set opposed to a backdrop of London existence and tradition at certainly one of its such a lot bubbling moments.

"Anthony Powell is the easiest residing English novelist by means of a long way. His admirers are addicts, allow us to face it, held in thrall through a magician."--Chicago Tribune

"A booklet which creates an international and explores it extensive, which ponders altering relationships and values, which creates brilliantly residing and numerous characters after which watches them develop and alter of their milieu. . . . Powell's global is as huge and as complicated as Proust's."--Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times

"One of crucial works of fiction because the moment global warfare. . . . the radical seemed, because it begun, whatever like a comedy of manners; then, for your time, like a tragedy of manners; now like a enormously wonderful, deeply depression, but one way or the other brave assertion approximately human experience."--Naomi Bliven, New Yorker

 

“The so much outstanding and penetrating novelist we have.”--Kingsley Amis

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