By Anthony Powell

A Dance to the track of Time – Powell's impressive 12-volume series, which chronicles the lives of over 300 characters, is a distinct evocation of lifestyles in twentieth-century England.

The novels stick with Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the highbrow, cultural and social hurdles that stand among them and the “Acceptance World.”

This quantity starts off on a totally diversified tack than earlier volumes during this series. Our narrator Nicholas Jenkins is now married and is interested in the humanities scene as he's a author for the British movie undefined. we've many of the past characters brought early within the novel beginning to die off and lots of new ones being brought. there's the suicide of a prime personality and the standard likely unending swapping of ladies among them.

The international politically is coming to grips with the truth that there's to be one other warfare and this can be obvious within the behaviour of some of the characters.

"I imagine it truly is now turning into transparent Dance to the track of Time goes to turn into the best smooth novel in view that Ulysses." --Clive James
"I could particularly learn Mr Powell than any English novelist now writing." --Kingsley Amis

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Un cours d’eau serpentait entre les arbres, qui s’écoulait jusqu’à une rivière en une fine cascade sur les roches creuses. Les nuages s’étaient accumulés, après l’éclair qui déchira le ciel. Ils s’assombrissaient, enveloppant d’une aura noire les étoiles annonciatrices de la nuit. Il se faisait tard sur le jardin avec ses arbres et ses eaux étroites autour du temple, il se faisait tard sur la vallée d’où la fumée s’élevait en volutes, il se faisait tard sur la terre. Mais on pouvait le voir à la faible lueur du crépuscule, dans la pièce vide : il était étendu sans vie sur le sol, les bras en croix, la tête penchée sur l’épaule, le corps recouvert d’un lambeau.

Depuis que nous nous étions connus, elle m’avait cherché, puis je l’avais suivie et je l’avais perdue, croyant chercher Dieu alors que c’était elle que je voulais, de tout mon cœur, de toute mon âme, de toute ma volonté, et de tout mon pouvoir. Mais la femme que j’aimais était là, derrière moi, c’est pourquoi j’ai cédé à l’appel de son nom et son nom est venu sur mes lèvres, Jane. Jane et moi sommes partis, unis en cette nuit, dans la Jérusalem endormie après les combats de la veille. Seuls. Loin de tous, nous étions.

Les Lévites et tous les hommes aux cornes de bélier émettront une sonnerie terrible, début du massacre des Kittim. Manuscrits de Qumran, Rouleau de la guerre. Jane – Jane Rogers, agent de la CIA – avait donc décidé de partir. Mais pourquoi avoir disparu ainsi, sans un mot ? Pourquoi m’avoir laissé ici, sans un mot ? J’avais peur pour elle en même temps que j’avais mal. Elle le devait, me disais-je, pour me rassurer, c’était un ordre de mission et elle ne pouvait pas me le dire, et elle ne voulait pas me dire qu’elle ne le pouvait pas.

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