The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Paperback)

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By Ford Madox Ford, David Bradshaw (Introduction by), David Bradshaw (Notes by)
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When John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham, they appear to be the perfect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and intelligent. However, what lies beneath the surface of their marriage is far more sinister and their influence leads John into a tragic drama that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.

Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier, the book on which his reputation most surely rests, in deliberate emulation of the nineteenth-century French novels he so admired. In this way he was able to explore the theme of sexual betrayal and its poisonous after-effects with a psychological intimacy as yet unknown in the English novel.

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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: 9780141441849
ISBN-10: 0141441844
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: December 18th, 2007
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics