A Question of Upbringing

A Question of Upbringing Review

The opening novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time.Discover the extraordinary life of Anthony Powell – captured by acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling in Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time...

Title:A Question of Upbringing
Edition Language:English

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  • Paul Bryant

    Viewed from afar, Anthony Powell’s 167-volume A Dance to the Music of Time appears as one of the Alps of 20th century fiction. You are daunted by its crags. My goodness, a 167-novel sequence stretch...

  • Kalliope

    1. -- A QUESTION OF UPBRINGING I am not sure why I am writing a review of this, for I feel only one hour or time period has passed out of the twelve of this Dance. It is too early to say how I will f...

  • Lizzy

    What did I expect when I start reading Anthony Powell’s A Question of Upbringing? I might have expected a historical fiction, a memoir or even the beginning of an epic story that would capture my at...

  • Manny

    ... well of course not everyone is going to get it the point is very subtle and grows on you slowly as you progress through it needless to say nothing much happens until book three or maybe four but y...

  • Edward Waverley

    The first sentence of your Goodreads review must not ever pretend to be a newsflash. The book that you pretend to be illuminating will usually be either 1) too old to require your late-blooming insigh...

  • Vit Babenco

    A Question of Upbringing is unobtrusively and agreeably grotesque. Grotesque as a style is a winning weapon. And Anthony Powell’s profound knowledge of human psychological subtleties does the rest.T...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    What is this thing in my hands? fiction? memoir? history? romance?It is a little of all of these, and something more : a thing of beauty and a joy to discover.The Dance is an ambitious project to capt...

  • Bettie

    Description: Who is Widmerpool? The question that is to dog Nicholas Jenkins crystallizes as he sees the gawky figure of his schoolmate huffing through the mists on a solitary cross-country run. So un...

  • Duane

    In this book one of Anthony Powell's 12 volume sketch of English life in the 20th century (A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement), we are introduced to the characters Nick Jenkins, Charles String...

  • Susan

    A Question of Upbringing is the first volume in the twelve novel, “A Dance to the Music of Time.” In order, the books are:1. A Question of Upbringing – (1951)2. A Buyer's Market – (1952)3. The...