Invitation to the Dance
a Handbook to Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time
By (author) Hilary Spurling
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Invitation to the Dance by Hilary Spurling
Book DescriptionA 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099484363
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A new account of Cezanne's complex relationship with his wife, who served as the subject of some of his most iconic portraits
Burying the Bones, Paperback (April 2011)
Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. Pearl Buck would eventually rise to eminence in America as a bestselling author. This biography recounts her upbringing in China.
Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book, Paperback (November 2008)
Offering an intimate glimpse into the fabric of everyday Elizabethan life, this cookery book combines scholarly and practical skills. It pinpoints the author's precise social standing and that of her intimates and acquaintances, of the kind of lives they led, consequently the kind of food they ate, and the way it was prepared, preserved.
Grande Therese, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Hilary Spurling
Therese Humbert was one of the most conspicuous women of fin-de-siecle Paris. Her astronomical wealth, as the illegitimate daughter of an American billionaire, was known to all and she lived a life of sumptuous extravagance. But it was all a hoax.
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Author Biography - Hilary Spurling
Hilary Spurling won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for The Early Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1919, and the Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award for Secrets of a Woman's Heart: The Later Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1920-1969. She is also the author of Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book, Paper Spirits and The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell. She has been Arts and Literary Editor of the Spectator, and a regular reviewer for the Observer, the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph.
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