Invitation to the Dance : a Handbook to Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time Paperback
A unique reference book for all fans of Anthony Powell's 12-volume novel, A Dance to the Music Time, which has become a literary landmark of twentieth-century writing.
More than a simple glossary, Invitation to the Dance contains extensive Character, Book, Painting and Place indices, creating a magnificent database of Powell's imagination and England's cultural landscape. This is a masterpiece of 'extreme ingenuity' detailing over four hundred characters and one million words of Powell's lively fifty-year dance of fiction and fact.'Hilary Spurling's exhaustive analysis of the novel's characters supplies a master-key for the reader' Anthony Powell
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 05/05/2005
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780099484363
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Review by josephquinton
For those fond of "Dance to the Music of Tme" Anthony Powell's mammoth "roman fleuve" could find no better guide than the Spurling book. She indexes the characters, as well as books, paintings and places. for those that get lost easily.