A Question of Upbringing. Anthony Powell. Heinemann, 1951. First edition, first printing. Red cloth, gilt title to spine on black panel, and pictorial dustjacket by Broome Lynn.
Opening novel in A Dance to the Music of Time. Novel is concerned with the flow and transience of life and the play of time upon love and friendship. In presenting four very different characters - “the artist, the romantic, the cynic, and the man of will” - the author sets the scene for an extended exploration of what it means to grow and mature.