The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
The Good Soldier is a masterpiece of twentieth-century fiction, 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, and with compelling attention to the comic, as well as the tragic, results the American narrator reveals his growing awareness of the sexual intrigues and emotional betrayals that lie behind its facade.
AUTHOR: One of the primary reasons for the works of Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) being undervalued was his own endless self-promotion truly a legend in his own mind which tended to produce the opposite effect with his critics. In truth, The Good Soldier is one of the great modern novels, ranking alongside Conrad, Joyce and James, and his fine tetralogy which makes up 'Parade's End' has been the subject of a recent TV adaptation.
Paperback | 192 pages
129 x 198 x 10mm | 125g
05 Feb 2010
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Herts, United Kingdom
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The first page of the book has the name of a previous owner and the year 2012 written at the top in blue ink (see pic. 3). All other pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.