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    • Anthony Powell

    • Dancing to the Music of Time
    • By: Hilary Spurling
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A Life now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell - the critic, editor, and novelist known as "the English Proust" - that, at the same time, takes us deep into 20th-century London literary life. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful Narration

    • By Pintoponie on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Pearl Buck in China

    • Journey to The Good Earth
    • By: Hilary Spurling
    • Narrated by: Hilary Spurling
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the much honored two-volume biography of Henri Matisse unearths the life and work of the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl Buck, whose novels in the 1930's and 40's were the first written for a Western audience to describe ordinary life in the still secret China of the late 19th and early 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By M. Brandman on 06-15-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Matisse: The Life

    • By: Hilary Spurling
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henri Matisse was one of the most important and beloved artists of the 20th century, rivalled only by his friend and competitor Pablo Picasso. Hilary Spurling's The Unknown Matisse and Matisse the Master were together heralded as the definitive biography of the artist, and Matisse the Master went on to win the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 2005. This essential abridged edition of The Life reveals the origins of Matisse's astonishing talent, provides a unique insight into his life and work and places him at the front rank of those who made art modern.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Anthony Powell

    • Dancing to the Music of Time
    • By: Hilary Spurling
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
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    The long-awaited portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's greatest biographers. Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the Music of Time, an undisputed classic of English literature. Spanning 12 spectacular volumes and written over 25 years, his comic masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, capturing 20th-century Britain through war and peace. Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the memories of those who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his life.

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Girl from the Fiction Department

    • A Portrait of Sonia Orwell
    • By: Hilary Spurling
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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    Absorbing and provocative, a biography of George Orwell's controversial second wife from the Whitbread Prize-winning author of Matisse the Master and Anthony Powell. Just three months before his death, the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four took a new wife. Sonia Brownell was a model for Julia in Orwell's most famous novel, she was 15 years younger than her husband, and after his death she was hounded and pilloried as a manipulative gold-digger who would stop at nothing to keep control of the literary legacy. But the truth about Sonia was altogether different. 

    Regular price: $11.99