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  • Hardcover
  • 212
  • From a View to a Death
  • Anthony Powell
  • en
  • 19 May 2019
  • 9780434599073

10 thoughts on “From a View to a Death

  1. says:

    Karen said something like “You choose really weird things to read out of all the books you have” when she saw that I had just finished this and I was reading another short novel that maybe I’ll actually review in the next few daysIt kind of is out of all the things that I have to read all the books that I’d probably like to read I keep picking up books that aren’t especially high on my list of ‘must reads’ Partial

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    Arthur Zouch a young London artist with a beard has arrived for a seemingly indefinite stay at a slightly decrepit country house Zouch considers himself a superman that is an English version of the Teutonic Übermensch His goal is to weasel his way into the family at Passenger Court which he manages to do while bedding an attractive local girl What he doesn't realize is that the patriarch of the country house also considers him

  3. says:

    My favorite thing about Anthony Powell is that no matter how dark or sardonic or ridiculous his plots become there's always an overarching tenderness for the characters It would be so easy to reduce someone like Betty Pass

  4. says:

    Major Fosdick is a cantankerous old buffer who likes a spot of huntin' and shootin' and also passes the time by arguing wi

  5. says:

    A warmup to A Dance this book shows Powell at work in the English country house tradition The minor clef suits Powell's skills For my money Powell is funnier and unforgiving than Waugh There is none of the Catholic humbugg

  6. says:

    Always a pleasure The wit is maturing and drying nicely in this third novel full of villagers landowners fox hunters engaging and freuently engaged young women butlers eccentrics cars that touch nearly 38mph at full tilt parents children art

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this the tone is exactly to my taste and there are actual laughs than the Dance to the Music of Time But I can't really put my finger on why I thought it so good so this is a pretty useless review

  8. says:

    Powell was a long way off from the writer he became but his ability to describe people coldly wittily probingly is well on displayToruil was small and dark and hungry looking with an enormous head that looked as

  9. says:

    Witty dark enjoyable Clear concise writing and the occasional ambush by a laugh out loud line of dry drollery

  10. says:

    From a View to a Death which was published in 1933 is another one of Anthony Powell's pre war pre Dance novels I'm hoping to read of his non Dance novels as the ones I've read so far have been enjoyable In From a View to a Death Po

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Course sex More explorations of relationships and vanity than plot driven narratives these slim novels reveal the early stirrings of the uneualed style ear for dialogue and eye for irony that would reach their caustic peak in Powell’s epic A Dance to the Music of Time   From a View to PDF #204 a View to a Death takes us to a dilapidated country estate where an ambitious artist of uestionable talent a family of landed aristocrats won. Always a pleasure The wit is maturing and drying nicely in this third novel full of villagers landowners fox hunters engaging and freuently engaged young women butlers eccentrics cars that touch nearly 38mph at full tilt parents children artists orphans in their mid 40s cocktails cross dressing beards country estates the far off roar of London and horses

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Dering where the money has gone and a secretly cross dressing suire all commingle among the ruins   Written from a vantage point both high and necessarily narrow Powell’s early novels nevertheless deal in the universal themes that would become a substantial part of his oeuvre pride greed and what makes people behave as they do Filled with eccentric characters and piercing insights Powell’s work is achingly hilarious human and true.. Powell was a long way off from the writer he became but his ability to describe people coldly wittily probingly is well on displayToruil was small and dark and hungry looking with an enormous head that looked as if it might snap off at any moment and fall from his shoulders He was dressed in the prevailing Oxford fashion of a saffron coloured high necked jumper and dove grey flannel trousersAlthough after their marriage some of his habits came as a surprise to her Mrs Passenger only sometimes regretted it because she was a woman with a serene temperament and most of the time she had only a very vague idea of what was going on round her Mr Passenger himself sometimes liked his wife and sometimes disliked her but from the earliest days of their honeymoon he had made up his mind to brood about her as little as possible and for many years now he had remained successfully entrenched behind his own personality The Numbers Game ruins   Written from a vantage point both high and necessarily narrow Powell’s early novels nevertheless deal in the universal themes that would become a substantial part of his oeuvre pride greed and what makes people behave as they do Filled with eccentric characters and piercing insights Powell’s work is achingly hilarious human and true.. Powell was a long way off from the writer he became but his ability to describe people coldly wittily probingly is well on displayToruil was small and dark and hungry looking with an enormous head that looked as if it might snap off at any moment and fall from his shoulders He was dressed in the prevailing Oxford fashion of a saffron coloured high necked jumper and dove grey flannel trousersAlthough after their marriage some of his habits came as a surprise to her Mrs Passenger only sometimes Tall man riding. regretted it because she was a woman with a serene temperament and most of the time she had only a very vague idea of what was going on The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory round her Mr Passenger himself sometimes liked his wife and sometimes disliked her but from the earliest days of their honeymoon he had made up his mind to brood about her as little as possible and for many years now he had The Big Golden Book of Poetry remained successfully entrenched behind his own personality

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View to PDFEPUB #10003 Unsavory artists titled boobs and charlatans with an affinity for Freud such are the oddballs whose antics animate the early novels of the late British master Anthony Powell A genius of social satire delivered with a very dry wit Powell builds his comedies on the foibles of British high society between the wars delving into subjects as From a PDFEPUB or various as psychoanalysis the film industry publishing and of. My favorite thing about Anthony Powell is that no matter how dark or sardonic or ridiculous his plots become there s always an overarching tenderness for the characters It would be so easy to reduce someone like Betty Passenger or Jasper Fosdick to a trope and all the characters would like very much to flatten themselves into two dimensionality if the author would only let them but Powell always treats his cast with sympathy sometimes nudging the reader a bit until we too feel bizarrely fond of them I knew going in that cross dressing plays a major role in From A View To A Death and was a little nervous that a novel published in 1933 wouldn t offer the most sensitive portrayal I was pleasantly surprised The situation is played for laughs yes but the humor is mostly directed at the overblown reactions Powell mixes up gender roles and class roles to comment on the silliness of their existence To those that suffer because they cannot mold themselves into the approved persona for their gender and class the narrative has uite a bit of compassion It s not progressive by 2016 s standards but it s very touching all the same Also before I make it sound too dry this is a really really really funny novel Enjoyable well written the works There s that could be said obviously Joanna I loved Joanna but I need some time to digest


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View to PDF/EPUB ✓ Anthony Dymoke Powell CH CBE was an English novelist best known for his twelve volume work A Dance to the Music of Time published between and Powell's major work has remained in print continuously and has been the subject of TV and radio dramatisations In The Times newspaper named Powell among their list of From a PDF/EPUB or The greatest British writers since .