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The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Haslam, Sara ed. (2010). The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions.

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This is an edition of Ford's modernist masterpiece, a novel that was an inspiration for many later, distinguished writers, including Graham Greene. Set before the First World War, it tells the tale of two wealthy and sophisticated couples, one English, one American, as they travel, socialise, and take the waters in the spa towns of Europe. They are 'playing the game' in style. That game has begun to unravel, however. With compelling attention to the tragic (and comic) results, the American narrator - a model of the 'unreliable' kind - reveals his growing awareness of the sexual intrigues and emotional betrayals that lie behind its facade. The introduction (6000 words) and notes cover such issues as critical reception, biographical and historical context, and form and style, also explaining Ford's many references - to Conrad's writing, for example, and the Bible in particular.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 Sara Haslam
ISBN: 1-84022-653-6, 978-1-84022-653-9
Keywords: novel; modernism; First World War; unreliable narrator; Ford Madox Ford
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 22142
Depositing User: Sara Haslam
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010 10:43
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 17:18
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