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Jan 03, 2012
| ISBN 9780307744203
Dec 15, 1992
| ISBN 9780679417286
Jan 03, 2012
| ISBN 9780307744210
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Jan 03, 2012 | ISBN 9780307744203
Dec 15, 1992 | ISBN 9780679417286
Jan 03, 2012 | ISBN 9780307744210
Ford Madox Ford’s masterpiece, a tetralogy set in England during World War I, is widely considered one of the best novels of the twentieth century. First published as four separate novels (Some Do Not . . ., No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up—, and The Last Post) between 1924 and 1928, Parade’s End explores the world of the English ruling class as it descends into the chaos of war. Christopher Tietjens is an officer from a wealthy family who finds himself torn between his unfaithful socialite wife, Sylvia, and his suffragette mistress, Valentine. A profound portrait of one man’s internal struggles during a time of brutal world conflict, Parade’s End bears out Graham Greene’s prediction that “There is no novelist of this century more likely to live than Ford Madox Ford.”
Ford Madox Ford’s acclaimed masterpiece is widely considered one of the best novels of the twentieth century.Parade’s End was originally published in four parts (Some Do Not . . ., No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up–, and Last Post) between 1924 and 1928. It explores the world of the English ruling class as it descends into the chaos of World War I, as seen through the life of Christopher Tietjens, an officer from a wealthy family who is torn between his unfaithful wife, Sylvia, and his suffragette mistress, Valentine. With scenes of sexual warfare that rival the devastation of its battlefield scenes, Parade’s End is a profound dramatization of one man’s internal struggles during a time of brutal world conflict. The culminating achievement of Ford’s career, it fulfills his ambitious conception of the novelist’s role as the historian of the present, capturing the essence of the age.
This monumental novel, divided into four separate books, celebrates the end of an era, the irrevocable destruction of the comfortable, predictable society that vanished during World War I.
Ford Madox Ford was born Ford Hermann Hueffer in England in 1873. In 1919 he changed his name to Ford Madox Ford in honor of his grandfather, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown, whose biography he had written. Ford was… More about Ford Madox Ford
“There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade’s End is one of them.” —W. H. Auden
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