The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier

A Tale of Passion


Introduction by: David Bradshaw
Notes by: David Bradshaw

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441849
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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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The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier

Ford Madox Ford, Introduction by: David Bradshaw, Notes by: David Bradshaw

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