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Good Soldier a Tale of Passion

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Synopsis:

First published in 1915, The Good Soldier not only marks the end of an era, but, by virtue of its innovative narrative techniques, it also represents one of literary modernism's finest achievements.

Set mostly in the prewar German spa town of Nauheim, the story concerns Edward Ashburnham, a first-rate soldier and a perfect English gentleman whose single and fatal flaw is his blind ruthlessness in affairs of love. Ashburnham's marriage and all of his relationships are corrupted by his passion and the deceits that disguise it; and our only window on the strange tangle of events surrounding Ashburnham is provided by his friend, the American husband he deceives. It was the creation of this cuckolded, innocent narrator burdened with the need to unravel the impressions and deceits of the good soldier that established Ford's preeminent place among twentieth-century novelists. Today, The Good Soldier stands as one of the most extraordinary tales of passion and betrayal ever told.

About the Author

Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) began his career writing fairy tales before collaborating with Joseph Conrad on several novels. After publishing successful solo works, he established the Transatlantic Review and divided his time between France and America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140283310
Subtitle:
A Tale of Passion
Author:
Ford, Ford Madox
Author:
Ford, Ford Madox
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
British
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Bad Nauheim
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
#715
Publication Date:
19991001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.45x5.66x.53 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1915, The Good Soldier not only marks the end of an era, but, by virtue of its innovative narrative techniques, it also represents one of literary modernism's finest achievements.

Set mostly in the prewar German spa town of Nauheim, the story concerns Edward Ashburnham, a first-rate soldier and a perfect English gentleman whose single and fatal flaw is his blind ruthlessness in affairs of love. Ashburnham's marriage and all of his relationships are corrupted by his passion and the deceits that disguise it; and our only window on the strange tangle of events surrounding Ashburnham is provided by his friend, the American husband he deceives. It was the creation of this cuckolded, innocent narrator burdened with the need to unravel the impressions and deceits of the good soldier that established Ford's preeminent place among twentieth-century novelists. Today, The Good Soldier stands as one of the most extraordinary tales of passion and betrayal ever told.

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