By Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic A Dance to the tune of Time bargains a matchless landscape of twentieth-century London. Now, for the 1st time in many years, readers within the usa can learn the books of Dance as they have been initially published—as twelve person novels—but with a twenty-first-century twist: they’re on hand merely as e-books.
Casanova’s chinese language Restaurant (1960), the 5th publication, unearths Nick marrying Isobel Tolland and launching fortunately into relations life—including his new function as brother-in-law to Isobel’s many idiosyncratic siblings. yet at the same time Nick’s lifestyles is settling down, these of his associates are choked with drama and heartache: his ally, Hugh Moreland, is risking his marriage on a hopeless affair, whereas Charles Stringham has approximately destroyed himself with drink. filled with Powell’s generally sharp observations approximately lifestyles and love, Casanova’s chinese language Restaurant bargains the entire rewards and frustrations, pleasures and regrets of one’s thirties.
"Anthony Powell is the simplest residing English novelist by means of a ways. His admirers are addicts, allow us to face it, held in thrall by way of a magician."—Chicago Tribune
"A ebook which creates a global and explores it intensive, which ponders altering relationships and values, which creates brilliantly dwelling and numerous characters after which watches them develop and alter of their milieu. . . . Powell's international is as huge and as complicated as Proust's."—Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times
"One of an important works of fiction because the moment international battle. . . . the radical regarded, because it begun, whatever like a comedy of manners; then, for some time, like a tragedy of manners; now like a greatly enjoyable, deeply depression, but in some way brave assertion approximately human experience."—Naomi Bliven, New Yorker
“The so much terrific and penetrating novelist we have.”—Kingsley Amis