The central motif of Anthony Powell’s 12-volume novel sequence “A Dance to the Music
of Time” is the intricate web of acquaintance and re-acquaintance, appearance and
reappearance, which is woven using events, characters and places.
The “Dance” is also scattered with hundreds of allusions to history, art, literature
As such, it seems to cry out for an index tracing all these intricate links and showing
the relation-ships between them.
The Index sets out to do just this.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive analytical index of every reference in the