What's Become of Waring?

POWELL, Anthony

INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY

POWELL, Anthony What's Become of Waring?

Cassell, 1939.

First edition. Original russet cloth with blue titles to spine. Inscribed by the author to Lucy Hayes on the front endpaper, "For Lucy with love from Tony, Jan. 1939". A near fine copy, uncommonly clean and bright by the standards of the book.

Lucy Hayes was a lover and companion of Powell's father, Phillip Powell. She met Philip in the early 1920s, subsequently became, according to her great-niece, "a great love and lifelong friend... Anthony Powell accepted their relationship and was fond of Lucy. She greatly enjoyed his novels". Reminiscing about her father-in-law Philip Powell (1882-1959) Violet Powell noted that "he had not been without his partisans, mostly ladies with whom he had been on flirtatious terms" (A Stone in the Shade, 2002).
Powell's fifth and final pre war novel, it is the first not published by Duckworth, Powell's first employer and publisher. It marks a significant step in Powell's development, anticipating his post war masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, with the introduction of the self-effacing first-person narrator.

PROVENANCE: Lucy Hayes, thence by descent.

Stock ID: 37922

£2,500.00

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