I just need a page number: Anthony Powell The Acceptance World
August 22, 2018 12:31 PM   Subscribe

This is going to sound random. But do any of you good mefites happen to have this particular book, Anthony Powell The Acceptance World, in paper form, as in, a book with page numbers? Because I need to find the precise page number for a quote from it. The quote is "He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful." It is in the first chapter somewhere.

Maybe if anyone has it, it'd be easier to find the quote with this longer context:

‘Nothing equivocal about the position of Members in that ménage, do you think?’ said Barnby.
‘Not in the least.’
‘I don’t think St. John Clarke is interested in either sex,’ said Barnby. ‘He fell in love with him elf at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful.’
‘Self-love seems so often unrequited.’
‘But not in the case of St. John Clarke,’ said Barnby. ‘He is entirely capable of getting along without what most of the rest of us need.’

The above is from an epub without page numbers and booklike formatting, but I need to find out the actual page number for this quote.
posted by Pyrogenesis to Education (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Do you have or need specific publishing information, or are you just looking for any paper version? You can see on Worldcat that it has been published several times, probably with different page numbering.
posted by dilaudid at 12:44 PM on August 22, 2018

it's the second-to-last page of chapter 1, if people are looking in physical books.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:47 PM on August 22, 2018

Any published version is acceptable, but I'd need to know which one specifically. This is for a citation and reference in an academic paper (stupid editors want page numbers for mottos). So I'd need to have the page number as well as the particular edition. Such as the ISBN, or publication year, publisher, etc.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 12:52 PM on August 22, 2018

P33-4 in my Penguin UK edition dated 1962
posted by little apollo at 1:00 PM on August 22, 2018

Sorry, that’s for the full long quote. The short quote is P33.
posted by little apollo at 1:02 PM on August 22, 2018

Awesome! That's all I need! Thanks, little apollo. Metafilter continues to be the best.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 1:04 PM on August 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

stupid editors want page numbers because it's standard academic practice
posted by bwonder2 at 9:50 PM on August 22, 2018

Asking a citation for a motto is not standard academic practice.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:58 PM on August 22, 2018

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