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Ford Madox Ford"s 1915 novel The Good Soldierhas established itself as a masterpiece of literary modernism, taking its place alongside Ulyssesand The Waste Landas a groundbreaking experimental work.

This Norton Critical Edition presents the first scrupulously edited text of the novel, collating all manuscript, typescript, and variant printed versions in Ford"s lifetime.

Everything necessary for careful study of the novel is here: comprehensive annotation, material on manuscript development and textual variants, a detailed "Note on the Text", and relevant illustrations.  Together, these materials present readers with both a freshly edited text and the opportunity to reconstruct alternative readings.

"Contemporary Reviews" includes fifteen important assessments of the work, all of which appeared within four months of the novel"s publication.

"Literary Impressionism" collects eight critiques on the technique, including three by Ford and related writings by Henry James and Joseph Conrad, among others.

"Biographical and Critical Commentary" collects seventeen differing assessments of The Good Soldier. Richard Aldington, Samuel Hynes, John A. Meixner, Frank Kermode, Carol Jacobs, Thomas C. Moser, Ann Barr Snitow, Vincent J. Cheng, and Paul B. Armstrong are among the contributors.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Synopsis:

Ford Madox Ford's 1915 novel The Good Soldier has established itself as a masterpiece of literary modernism, taking its place alongside Ulysses and The Waste Land as a groundbreaking experimental work.

Synopsis:

'Heralded by Graham Greene as \'one of the finest novels of our century,\' Ford Madox Ford\"s 1915 modernist masterpiece of passion and deceit is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.\n

'

Synopsis:

'A Tale of Passion', as its sub-title declares, The Good Soldier tells of the complex social and sexual relationships between two couples, one English, one American, and the growing awareness by the American narrator John Dowell of the intrigues and passions behind their orderly Edwardian facade. It is the attitude of Dowell, his puzzlement and uncertainty, and the seemingly haphazard manner of his narration that make the book so powerful and mysterious. Ford called it 'the only novel of mine that I considered...at all to count' and it has perplexed and delighted commentators since its publication in 1915. The novel has many comic moments, despite its catalogue of death, insanity, and despair, and has been read as both a comedy and a tragedy. It has inspired the works of many later, distinguished writers, including Graham Greene.

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition presents the first scrupulously edited text of the novel, collating all manuscript, typescript, and variant printed versions in Ford's lifetime.

Everything necessary for careful study of the novel is here: comprehensive annotation, material on manuscript development and textual variants, a detailed "Note on the Text", and relevant illustrations.  Together, these materials present readers with both a freshly edited text and the opportunity to reconstruct alternative readings.

"Contemporary Reviews" includes fifteen important assessments of the work, all of which appeared within four months of the novel's publication.

"Literary Impressionism" collects eight critiques on the technique, including three by Ford and related writings by Henry James and Joseph Conrad, among others.

"Biographical and Critical Commentary" collects seventeen differing assessments of The Good Soldier. Richard Aldington, Samuel Hynes, John A. Meixner, Frank Kermode, Carol Jacobs, Thomas C. Moser, Ann Barr Snitow, Vincent J. Cheng, and Paul B. Armstrong are among the contributors.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

About the Author

Martin Stannard is a professor of modern English literature at the University of Leicester, where he has taught since 1979. He was previously Leverhulme Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Muriel Spark: The Biography, Evelyn Waugh, The Early Years: 1903-1939 and Evelyn Waugh, The Later Years: 1939-1966, and editor of Evelyn Waugh, The Critical Heritage. His many articles and reviews have appeared in Modern Language Review, Essays in Criticism, the New York Times Book Review, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and Novel, among other publications.

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Frank Strada, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Frank Strada)
The Good Soldier was recommended to me as an example of a novel whose narrator can't be trusted to tell the truth. Curious, to say the least, I began reading and found myself involved in a perplexing and confusing chain of events - a puzzle, if not a crime, worthy of the best detectives to try to solve. But that's the surface. On a much deeper level, it is a thrilling study of human emotions and behavior. If I were teaching a course in psychology, I would put it on my recommended, if not required, reading list. Ford wrote this book in 1913, but it is certainly relevant today - some things never change.
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Frank Strada, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Frank Strada)
The Good Soldier was recommended to me as an example of a novel whose narrator can't be trusted to tell the truth. Curious, to say the least, I began reading and found myself involved in a perplexing and confusing chain of events - a puzzle, if not a crime, worthy of the best detectives to try to solve. But that's the surface. On a much deeper level, it is a thrilling study of human emotions and behavior. If I were teaching a course in psychology, I would put it on my recommended, if not required, reading list. Ford wrote this book in 1913, but it is certainly relevant today - some things never change.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393966343
Editor:
Stannard, Martin
Author:
Stannard, Martin
Author:
Ford, Ford Madox
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
British
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bad Nauheim (Germany) Fiction.
Subject:
Bad Nauheim
Subject:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19950617
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in

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Product details 432 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393966343 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ford Madox Ford's 1915 novel The Good Soldier has established itself as a masterpiece of literary modernism, taking its place alongside Ulysses and The Waste Land as a groundbreaking experimental work.
"Synopsis" by , 'Heralded by Graham Greene as \'one of the finest novels of our century,\' Ford Madox Ford\"s 1915 modernist masterpiece of passion and deceit is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , 'A Tale of Passion', as its sub-title declares, The Good Soldier tells of the complex social and sexual relationships between two couples, one English, one American, and the growing awareness by the American narrator John Dowell of the intrigues and passions behind their orderly Edwardian facade. It is the attitude of Dowell, his puzzlement and uncertainty, and the seemingly haphazard manner of his narration that make the book so powerful and mysterious. Ford called it 'the only novel of mine that I considered...at all to count' and it has perplexed and delighted commentators since its publication in 1915. The novel has many comic moments, despite its catalogue of death, insanity, and despair, and has been read as both a comedy and a tragedy. It has inspired the works of many later, distinguished writers, including Graham Greene.
"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition presents the first scrupulously edited text of the novel, collating all manuscript, typescript, and variant printed versions in Ford's lifetime.

Everything necessary for careful study of the novel is here: comprehensive annotation, material on manuscript development and textual variants, a detailed "Note on the Text", and relevant illustrations.  Together, these materials present readers with both a freshly edited text and the opportunity to reconstruct alternative readings.

"Contemporary Reviews" includes fifteen important assessments of the work, all of which appeared within four months of the novel's publication.

"Literary Impressionism" collects eight critiques on the technique, including three by Ford and related writings by Henry James and Joseph Conrad, among others.

"Biographical and Critical Commentary" collects seventeen differing assessments of The Good Soldier. Richard Aldington, Samuel Hynes, John A. Meixner, Frank Kermode, Carol Jacobs, Thomas C. Moser, Ann Barr Snitow, Vincent J. Cheng, and Paul B. Armstrong are among the contributors.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.
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