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The Good Soldier (Hardcover)

Author:  Ford Madox Ford
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1582870314
ISBN-13: 9781582870311
Sku: 33792414
Publish Date: 8/15/2008
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Four wealthy and socially prominent individuals are forced to see each other realistically.
Author Bio
Ford Madox Ford
The grandson of painter Ford Madox Brown, Ford Madox Ford grew up surrounded by the sons and daughters of the pre-Raphaelite painters. He was determined to make a literary life for himself, and established several reviews that advanced the cause of modern literature by publishing the likes of Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. He maintained a close friendship with Joseph Conrad, and while Conrad taught Ford quite a bit about writing, Ford also taught Conrad quite a bit about the English language. Ford married Elsie Martindale in 1894, but through two children and struggles with finances, the marriage deteriorated over the years. While Elsie fought Ford's efforts to divorce her, Ford nevertheless had many affairs and lived with two women, one of whom had a child by him.

The grandson of painter Ford Madox Brown, Ford Madox Ford grew up surrounded by the sons and daughters of the pre-Raphaelite painters. He was determined to make a literary life for himself, and established several reviews that advanced the cause of modern literature by publishing the likes of Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. He maintained a close friendship with Joseph Conrad, and while Conrad taught Ford quite a bit about writing, Ford also taught Conrad quite a bit about the English language. Ford married Elsie Martindale in 1894, but through two children and struggles with finances, the marriage deteriorated over the years. While Elsie fought Ford's efforts to divorce her, Ford nevertheless had many affairs and lived with two women, one of whom had a child by him. He was also a fantastically good cook and, in the words of Stella Bowen, with whom he lived in the 1920s, was "utterly reckless with the butter."

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New York Times Book Review
"...a story of passion carried to within sight of the highest classical pitch. It must be one of the most cleverly and intricately constructed novels in the English language, a marvel of craftsmanship in which skill is given its proper duty: to increase the tension at every phase and, above all, to hide itself and increase the emotion of characters and reader....[It] is a major performance and one of the important novels in this century." - V. S. Pritchett 9/16/1951

"The ironic wit of 'The Good Soldier's' style depends...on a discrepancy between Dowell's attitude as a participant in the events and Dowell's attitude as a narrator of them. All the perception, the tolerance, the humility that recognizes the limitations of its own understanding; all the powerful ironies of the narration; all these things are Dowell's." - Arthur Mizener

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