Anthony Powell was born in London in 1905. The son of an Army officer, Powell was sent to boarding school at a young age, eventually attending Eton, where he befriended George Orwell, and Oxford, where he met Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, and where he roomed with Henry Yorke (who became the novelist Henry Green). Powell published several novels, also working in publishing and as a script writer, before enlisting in the British Army during World War II. After the war, he became a full-time novelist and critic.

Powell is best known for his acclaimed twelve-volume novel A Dance to the Music of Time. The novel comprises the volumes A Question of Upbringing (1951), A Buyer's Market (1952), The Acceptance World (1955), At Lady Molly's (1957), Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960), The Kindly Ones (1962), The Valley of Bones (1964), The Soldier's Art (1966), The Military Philosophers (1968), Books Do Furnish a Room (1971), Temporary Kings (1973) and Hearing Secret Harmonies (1975) ...Show More »

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