By Anthony Powell
In Agents and Patients, we go back to London with the newly prosperous, memorably named Blore-Smith: an blameless, first rate adequate chap . . . and a drip. liable to the machinations of these with much less cash and extra lust, Blore-Smith falls sufferer to 2 con artists whose ploys hold him via to the artwork galleries and whorehouses of Paris, Berlin, and beyond.
Written from a vantage element either excessive and unavoidably slim, Powell’s early novels however deal within the common issues that will develop into a considerable a part of his oeuvre: satisfaction, greed, and what makes humans behave as they do. full of eccentric characters and piercing insights, Powell’s paintings is achingly hilarious, human, and true.
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The mass of the people in the reign of Henry VIII were neither Catholic nor Protestant ib . 140 Dexterity- Walsingham ib . 141 ib. Impetuosity - Oxford 142 Gracefulness. Sackville ib. 143 All accomplishments - Sydney - Raleigh. ib . 144 Chivalrous. Essex . ib. 145 Christian brotherhood - The Guardian states that its publisher has received several applications from clerical subscribers that they may no longer be addressed as "Reverend" after the decision of the Judicial Committee last week. They desire to be styled rector or vicar, in future , as the the case may be, without the ordinary prefix .
Period of use. Uncertain; most of the material is from 1906-10, but see ' Da ting' below . 4 '1867' Notebook Cover. Half-bound; blind lines on spine; marbled edges; printed endpapers (marble pattern) . Size and condition. 6 em . On the verso of the front flyleaf is written in pencil '1867' . A number of leaves are cut out. The first page with text is numbered 29, although I have been able to detect only 10 stubs for the removed leaves . There are 23 leaves with text, rectos only paginated, in pencil, 29-73.