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Inspiration[ edit ] Jenkins reflects on the Poussin painting in the first two pages of A Question of Upbringing: These classical projections, and something from the fire, suddenly suggested Poussin's scene in which the Seasons, hand in hand and facing outward, tread in rhythm to the notes of the lyre that the winged and naked greybeard plays. The image of Time brought thoughts of mortality: of human beings, facing outward like the Seasons, moving hand in hand in intricate measure, stepping slowly, methodically sometimes a trifle awkwardly, in evolutions that take recognisable shape: or breaking into seemingly meaningless gyrations, while partners disappear only to reappear again, once more giving pattern to the spectacle: unable to control the melody, unable, perhaps, to control the steps of the dance. Poussin's painting is housed at the Wallace Collection in London. This annotates, in dictionary form, the characters, events, art, music, and other references. She has also calculated the timeline employed by the author: this is used in the synopses linked from the novels below. The narrative is rarely specific about the years in which events take place.

If you're still thinking of it as basically like Proust, you may have trouble believing me, but I assure you that Powell can cheer you up when you are unhappy.

It's that different. Moving on to content, another major difference is that Powell characters inhabit a world that recognizably has some connection to the one most of us inhabit. In Proust, no one has anything as mundane as a job, and people spent most of their time attending fancy parties, agonizing about whether they can arrange to be presented to members of the French nobility, appreciating immortal works of art, and getting laid at houses of ill repute.

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I really liked Jessica's comment that SHE wanted to have that kind of life. If only! A lot of Powell's characters are from the English upper classes, but they do mostly end up working for a living, getting married, having children, and doing other things readers will find familiar.

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You aren't constantly having to apply your internal cultural translator, and figuring out what the thing Proust is talking about might correspond to in your own dull, bourgeois existence. I'm sorry if this review has so far has a defensive tone, but I've been saving the really good stuff for the end.

The thing that makes Dance brilliant rather than just very good is the character development, which is simply unequaled in any other novel I have come across.

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Usually, when the novelist wants the reader to significantly change the way they see a character over the course of the book, he has technical problems because he needs to fit it all into the three to five hundred pages he has at his disposal. Hence all the tiresome foreshadowing that so often spoils the book, and makes it seem so unlike real life.

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Because Powell is working on such a huge canvas, he can do without all that crap. The first time you meet Stringham, he is so funny, charming and witty that, just like the narrator, you are completely bowled over. He does perhaps seem a bit impulsive and irresponsible, but that is all part of the charm.

Similarly, Widmerpool first comes over as a complete idiot.

In retrospect, one does wonder whether it really was so funny for Stringham to make a prank call that got his teacher arrested, and you also see that the absurdly over-earnest way in which Widmerpool sorts out the quarrel over the tennis match at the French pension pointed towards something. But Powell's touch is so light that I never suspected anything at the time.

The next time you see them, you are just a little surprised that Stringham seems to have become rather thoughtless, but you ascribe that to the exhalted social circles he moves in; and when you see that Widmerpool has landed himself a better job than you expected, you don't really pay much attention to it, particularly after he, once again, manages to cover himself in ridicule by knocking over his employer's flower pots while reversing his car.

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It's only when you've got many hundreds of pages into the series that it starts coming together. Stringham is drinking far too much; it's not funny any more, at least not most of the time.

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Widmerpool, on the other hand, suddenly has acquired some real power, without you quite being able to see how it happened. This is exactly how you experience it in real life. Some of the people you worshiped when you were a teenager have turned out to be hopeless failures; others, whom you laughed at, have somehow become very successful.

Nicholas Jenkins is in school as the story opens.

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He lives in a house with two friends, Peter Templer and Charles Stringham. Among the other members of the house is an older student named Kenneth Widmerpool and the house master named Le Bas. Widmerpool is always at the edge of the group, not quite fitting in with any group though he constantly works at trying to make himself fit for teams in season. On a particular day, Jenkins encounters Widmerpool out for a run.

His dedication attracts the attention of team leaders even though he lacks the skills to be a good athlete.

Widmerpool is plagued by a tendency to always be somewhat lacking in appearance. A coat that he wears prompts other members of the house to refer to clothing that does not quite seem "right" as "a Widmerpool.

Nicholas likes them both despite their differences. When they leave school, the boys go somewhat different directions. Jenkins begins college and the following semester he is joined by Stringham. One day Templer arrives with two friends and takes Stringham and Jenkins for a ride.