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%%* PeepingTom: Widmerpool, also Sir Magnus Donners.

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%%* PeepingTom: ThePeepingTom: Widmerpool, also Sir Magnus Donners.


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* TheAlcoholic: Charles Stringham.
* AnythingThatMoves: Dear god, Pamela.

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* %%* TheAlcoholic: Charles Stringham.
* %%* AnythingThatMoves: Dear god, Pamela.



* BigFancyHouse : The Tollands own one, also Sir Magnus Donners' house keeps coming up.
* ButtMonkey: Might just be Widmerpool's defining characteristic.
* TheCasanova: Peter Templer.
* CloudCuckooLander: General Liddament.

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* BigFancyHouse : BigFancyHouse: The Tollands own one, also Sir Magnus Donners' house keeps coming up.
* %%* ButtMonkey: Might just be Widmerpool's defining characteristic.
* %%* TheCasanova: Peter Templer.
* %%* CloudCuckooLander: General Liddament.



* {{Doorstopper}}.
* {{Dramedy}}.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Maclintick, Captain Biggs, and Pamela (probably).]]

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* %%* {{Doorstopper}}.
* %%* {{Dramedy}}.
* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Maclintick, Captain Biggs, and Pamela (probably).]]



* FemmeFatale: Pamela.

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* %%* FemmeFatale: Pamela.



* FullFrontalAssault: A few of the women do this, to the point where it becomes kind of a motif.
* {{Geek}}/{{Nerd}} Widmerpool.

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* %%* FullFrontalAssault: A few of the women do this, to the point where it becomes kind of a motif.
* %%* {{Geek}}/{{Nerd}} Widmerpool.



* ILoveTheDead : Allegedly [[spoiler: Russell Gwinnett]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* %%* ILoveTheDead : Allegedly [[spoiler: Russell Gwinnett]].
* %%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters



* OfficerAndAGentleman: Nick and his father before him.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation
* OutWithABang: [[spoiler: Ferrand-Seneschal and Pamela. ]]
* PeepingTom: Widmerpool, also Sir Magnus Donners.
* RichBitch: Pamela.
* RomanAClef

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* %%* OfficerAndAGentleman: Nick and his father before him.
* %%* OneDegreeOfSeparation
* %%* OutWithABang: [[spoiler: Ferrand-Seneschal and Pamela. ]]
* %%* PeepingTom: Widmerpool, also Sir Magnus Donners.
* %%* RichBitch: Pamela.
* %%* RomanAClef



* UnsexySadist: Scorp Murtlock.
* TheVamp: Pamela again.
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII

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* %%* UnsexySadist: Scorp Murtlock.
* %%* TheVamp: Pamela again.
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
again.

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* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: Nick and his father before him.


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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Nick and his father before him.


* StylisticSuck: The novels of St. John Clarke (a[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] of [[{{Literature/TheForsyteSaga John Galsworthy}}]]), who "confines himself to the dullest of dull ideas."

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* StylisticSuck: The novels of St. John Clarke (a[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed (a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] of [[{{Literature/TheForsyteSaga [[{{Literature/TheForsyteSaga}} John Galsworthy}}]]), Galsworthy]]), who "confines himself to the dullest of dull ideas."


* StylisticSuck: The novels of St. John Clarke (a parody of [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed John Galsworthy]], who "confines himself to the dullest of dull ideas."

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* StylisticSuck: The novels of St. John Clarke (a parody (a[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] of [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed [[{{Literature/TheForsyteSaga John Galsworthy]], Galsworthy}}]]), who "confines himself to the dullest of dull ideas."

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* AuthorAvatar: Nick, for Anthony Powell.


* TheAlcoholic: Charles Stringham
* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: Nick and his father before him
* AnythingThatMoves: Dear god, Pamela
* BigFancyHouse : The Tollands own one, also Sir Magnus Donners' house keeps coming up
* ButtMonkey: Might just be Widmerpool's defining characteristic
* TheCasanova: Peter Templer
* CloudCuckooLander: General Liddament
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Referenced a lot in the last movement
* TheDogBitesBack: When Widmerpool climbs to a position of power in the military he [[spoiler: manages to send both Peter and Charles to their deaths [[DisproportionateRetribution for the way they treated him at school]]]]
* {{Doorstopper}}
* {{Dramedy}}

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* TheAlcoholic: Charles Stringham
Stringham.
* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: Nick and his father before him
him.
* AnythingThatMoves: Dear god, Pamela
Pamela.
* BigFancyHouse : The Tollands own one, also Sir Magnus Donners' house keeps coming up
up.
* ButtMonkey: Might just be Widmerpool's defining characteristic
characteristic.
* TheCasanova: Peter Templer
Templer.
* CloudCuckooLander: General Liddament
Liddament.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The whole cycle runs on this. Nick keeps conveniently running into people from his past, or finding out that people he knew have coincidentally met or gotten together. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one of the later books, where the [[{{Cult}} cult]] leader Dr. Trelawney is quoted as saying "coincidence is no more than magic in action."
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Referenced a lot in the last movement
movement.
* TheDogBitesBack: When Widmerpool climbs to a position of power in the military he [[spoiler: manages to send both Peter and Charles to their deaths [[DisproportionateRetribution for the way they treated him at school]]]]
school]]]].
* {{Doorstopper}}
{{Doorstopper}}.
* {{Dramedy}}{{Dramedy}}.



* EveryoneHasLotsOfSex: As some of the other tropes on this page will attest
* FemmeFatale: Pamela

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* EveryoneHasLotsOfSex: As some of the other tropes on this page will attest
attest.
* FemmeFatale: PamelaPamela.



* FullFrontalAssault: A few of the women do this, to the point where it becomes kind of a motif
* {{Geek}}/{{Nerd}} Widmerpool
* GenteelInterbellumSetting: The first few books are set between the wars
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: The flipside is on display here in that the women who get abortions are definitely bad girls
* HappilyMarried: Nick and Isabel, in contrast to almost everyone else
* ILoveTheDead : Allegedly [[spoiler: Russell Gwinnett]]

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* FullFrontalAssault: A few of the women do this, to the point where it becomes kind of a motif
motif.
* {{Geek}}/{{Nerd}} Widmerpool
Widmerpool.
* GenteelInterbellumSetting: The first few books are set between the wars
wars.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: The flipside is on display here in that the women who get abortions are definitely bad girls
girls.
* HappilyMarried: Nick and Isabel, in contrast to almost everyone else
else.
* ILoveTheDead : Allegedly [[spoiler: Russell Gwinnett]]Gwinnett]].



* MoodWhiplash: The books mix together the satirical and the soap operatic

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* MoodWhiplash: The books mix together the satirical and the soap operaticoperatic.



* OutWithABang: [[spoiler: Ferrand-Seneschal and Pamela ]]
* PeepingTom: Widmerpool, also Sir Magnus Donners
* RichBitch: Pamela

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* OutWithABang: [[spoiler: Ferrand-Seneschal and Pamela Pamela. ]]
* PeepingTom: Widmerpool, also Sir Magnus Donners
Donners.
* RichBitch: PamelaPamela.



* SecondLove: Isabel to Nick
* SeriousBusiness: Because of Widmerpool's sense of self-importance, everything he attempts is serious business
** Also porridge for General Liddament
** Anything to do with literature for X. Trapnel
* StylisticSuck: The novels of St. John Clarke who "confines himself to the dullest of dull ideas"

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* SecondLove: Isabel Isabel, to Nick
Nick.
* SeriousBusiness: Because of Widmerpool's sense of self-importance, everything he attempts is serious business
business.
** Also porridge porridge, for General Liddament
Liddament.
** Anything to do with literature for X. Trapnel
Trapnel.
* StylisticSuck: The novels of St. John Clarke (a parody of [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed John Galsworthy]], who "confines himself to the dullest of dull ideas"ideas."



* UglyGuyHotWife: Widmerpool and Pamela
* UnreliableNarrator: Nick is definitely trustworthy but he admits that there are some things about the other characters that he can't really know or understand
* UnsexySadist: Scorp Murtlock
* TheVamp: Pamela again

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Widmerpool and Pamela
Pamela.
* UnreliableNarrator: Nick is definitely trustworthy but he admits that there are some things about the other characters that he can't really know or understand
understand.
* UnsexySadist: Scorp Murtlock
Murtlock.
* TheVamp: Pamela againagain.


The sequence is narrated by Nick Jenkins in the form of his reminiscences. Over the course of the following volumes, he recalls the people he met over the previous half a century. Little is told of Jenkins' personal life beyond his encounters with the great and the bad, with events, such as his wife's miscarriage, only being related in conversation with the principal characters. [[TheEveryman Nick mainly functions as a cipher, reporting on the actions of the other characters]], specifically the inscrutable Kenneth Widmerpool who is arguably the protagonist of the series

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The sequence is narrated by Nick Jenkins in the form of his reminiscences. Over the course of the following volumes, he recalls the people he met over the previous half a century. Little is told of Jenkins' personal life beyond his encounters with the great and the bad, with events, such as his wife's miscarriage, only being related in conversation with the principal characters. [[TheEveryman Nick mainly functions as a cipher, reporting on the actions of the other characters]], specifically the inscrutable Kenneth Widmerpool who is arguably the protagonist of the series
series.



* AnythingThatMoves: Dear god Pamela

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* AnythingThatMoves: Dear god god, Pamela



* FullFrontalAssault: A few of the women do this to the point where it becomes kind of a motif

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* FullFrontalAssault: A few of the women do this this, to the point where it becomes kind of a motif



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters are based on real people, who exactly is a matter of some speculation but some of the possibilities are Creator/GeorgeOrwell, Creator/HaroldPinter, and Creator/AleisterCrowley

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters are based on real people, people; who exactly is a matter of some speculation but some of the possibilities are Creator/GeorgeOrwell, Creator/HaroldPinter, and Creator/AleisterCrowley



* SeriousBusiness: Because of Widmerpool's sense of self importance everything he attempts is serious business

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* SeriousBusiness: Because of Widmerpool's sense of self importance self-importance, everything he attempts is serious business



** Anything to do with literature for X Trapnel

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** Anything to do with literature for X X. Trapnel


* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Nick serves as the narrator, however many have pointed out that Widmerpool seems to be the protaganist of the series.

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Nick serves as the narrator, however many have pointed out that Widmerpool seems to be the protaganist protagonist of the series.

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* TricksterTwins: The Quiggin twins are unstoppable pranksters.


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters are based on real people, who exactly is a matter of some speculation but some of the possibilities are Creator/GeorgeOrwell, HaroldPinter, and Creator/AleisterCrowley

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters are based on real people, who exactly is a matter of some speculation but some of the possibilities are Creator/GeorgeOrwell, HaroldPinter, Creator/HaroldPinter, and Creator/AleisterCrowley

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Maclintick, Captain Biggs, and Pamela (probably).]]


* ColdWar: Referenced a lot in the last movement

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Referenced a lot in the last movement



* WorldWarII

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* WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters are based on real people, who exactly is a matter of some speculation but some of the possibilities are Creator/GeorgeOrwell, HaroldPinter, and AleisterCrowley

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters are based on real people, who exactly is a matter of some speculation but some of the possibilities are Creator/GeorgeOrwell, HaroldPinter, and AleisterCrowleyCreator/AleisterCrowley



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