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by Anthony Powell
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The Professor
The Professor rated it 3 years ago
“Just a whim of mine regarding elephants.” If you read narrator Nick Jenkins’ thoughts on who might have scrawled the picture of Widmerpool on the wall of the toilet at La Grenadière (along with who might have added “certain extraneous details”) without a smile on your face, without luxuriating in t...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it 4 years ago
The first of Anthony Powell's epic 12 volume saga, this is a nice introduction, but little more. This first book focusses on our narrator, one Nick Jenkins, and his youthful adventures in a series of vignettes serving to introduce us to a host of characters, and their place in post WWI British socie...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20152016, a-cut-above, jan-2016-litricher, lit-richer, re-visit-2016, published-1951, group-read, e-book, britain-england, sartorial, amusing Read from January 03 to 07, 2016 Description: Who is Widmerpool? The question that is to dog Nicholas Jenkins crystallizes as he sees...
Nigeyb rated it 6 years ago
"A Dance to the Music of Time" is a twelve-volume cycle of novels by Anthony Powell, and "A Question of Upbringing" is the first of the twelve volumes.I've wanted to read "A Dance to the Music of Time" since discovering that Julian Maclaren-Ross features somewhere in the series as a character called...
JulieM rated it 8 years ago
A Question of Upbringing is the first of 12 novels that make up Powell's opus A Dance to the Music of Time. The theme behind these books is the accidental nature of our relationships. The stories cover the lives of four main characters. In this first book, the setting is England in the 1920s, and...
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