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Published: 06 September 2012

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199585946

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The Good Soldier

New Edition

Ford Madox Ford
Edited by Max Saunders

Oxford World's Classics

  • Ford's masterpiece, a riveting story, and one of the most compelling examples of early Modernism, The Good Soldier is here presented in a new edition by one of the leading Ford scholars.
  • Includes Ford's crucial essay 'On Impressionism', written contemporaneously with the novel and which sheds important light on understanding it.
  • Introduction locates the novel as a key work of Modernism, relating it to Ford's other work. It addresses the nature of literary Impressionism, its relationship with the psychological realism of the characters, sexuality, the historical context and attitudes to Englishness.
  • Includes a chronology of the novel's main events.
  • Up-to-date bibliography and notes providing further contextual background.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by leading Ford scholar Max Saunders.
  • Notes, chronology, up-to-date bibliography.
  • New chronology of the events in the story.
  • Ford's key essay, 'On Impressionism' in an appendix.
  • Newly set text, using the British first edition.

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