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Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier
Author: Max Saunders, Sara Haslam
Publisher: Brill / Rodopi
ISBN: 9004299165
Pages: 308
Year: 2015-06
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This volume marks the centenary of Ford Madox Ford s masterpiece "The Good Soldier." It includes groundbreaking work on the novel s narrative technique, chronology, and genre; pioneering work on bodies and minds; eugenics; poison; and surveillance; and innovative comparative studies."
Parade's End
Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307744213
Pages: 912
Year: 2012-01-03
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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.
BETWEEN THE ACTS
Author: C. H. D. STOCKER
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1884
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Geek Love
Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307794482
Pages: 368
Year: 2011-05-25
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Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own exhibit of human oddities (with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes). Their offspring include Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious—and dangerous—asset. As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.
The Good Soldier
Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 294
Year: 1915
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A chronicle of the tragedies in the lives of two seemingly ''perfect couples'' whose lives are far from perfect, this novel was loosely based on two real-life incidents of adultery and on Ford's own messy personal life.
Return to Yesterday
Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Carcanet
ISBN: 1847776981
Pages: 352
Year: 2013-03-28
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Ford Madox Ford can never quite keep out of it. The more self-effacing he seems, the more his the writing becomes: scenes of preternatural clarity. 'Memory doesn't work like that,' said one critic. Well, Ford's does. 'Truth to the impression' was his aim. How it seemed, how memory took it in, is more alive than how it 'actually' was, whatever that means. Memory is for Ford as for Wordsworth re-creation. His memoirs have the authority of fiction because they are half way between fiction and fact. Return to Yesterday (1931), his most fascinating memoir, follows on Ancient Lights and covers the years from 1894 to the outbreak of World War I - his transition from privileged godson of the Pre-Raphaelites to the great Modern writer and editor he became. Here he evokes England at large, and London in particular, its literary community, the political world of anarchists (the world of his friend Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent). If the Rossettis, Ford Madox Brown, Swinburne and Morris gave their blessing to his youth, it was Pound and Lawrence, Joyce and Rhys, who were blessed by his maturity. C.H. Sisson writes: 'Ford remains a profound influence on the poetry as on the prose of the century, for he found English literature poetical and left it spare.'
Vanity Fair
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 784
Year: 1906
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The Children of the New Forest
Author: Frederick Marryat
Publisher:
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Pages: 336
Year: 1848
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The Eyes of the Panther (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473399300
Pages: 32
Year: 2015-02-16
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This early work by Ambrose Bierce was originally published in 1891 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Eyes of the Panther' is a short story about a homesteading family in the United States and a young woman who believes herself to have gone insane. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. He was the tenth of thirteen children, and left home aged fifteen to become a 'printer's devil' (a printing apprentice) at a small Ohio newspaper. Many of his short stories – such as 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', 'The Boarded Window', 'Killed at Resaca' and 'Chickamauga', all of which are penned in 'Pure English' – are held among the best of the 19th century. Bierce's writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.
Between Self and Society
Author: John Rodden
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292756100
Pages: 247
Year: 2016-01-15
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Between Self and Society explores the psychosocial dramas that galvanize six major British novels written between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. The book challenges an influential misconception that has for too long hindered appreciation of the psychological novel. John Rodden argues that there should be no simplifying antithesis between psychological, “inner” conflicts (within the mind or “soul”) and institutional, “outer” conflicts (within family, class, community). Instead, it is the overarching, dramatic—yet often tortuous—relations between self and society that demand our attention. Rodden presents fresh interpretations of an eclectic group of prose fiction classics, including Tobias Smollett’s The Adventures of Roderick Random, William Godwin’s Caleb Williams, Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, Wyndham Lewis’s Tarr, and D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love. Far from being merely admirable experiments, let alone daring though interesting failures, these fictions are shown to possess aesthetic unity, stylistic consistency, and psychic force. Between Self and Society thus impels our careful reconsideration of novels that represent major artistic achievements, yet have been either unjustly neglected or appreciated in limiting ways that do injustice to their psychological aspects. Rodden’s vibrant discussion invites an upward revaluation of these works and encourages the full recognition of their value and significance in British literary history.
An Introduction to Ford Madox Ford
Author: Dr Ashley Chantler, Dr Rob Hawkes
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472469089
Pages: 234
Year: 2015-12-28
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For students and readers new to the work of Ford Madox Ford, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex, important and fascinating authors. Bringing together leading Ford scholars, the volume places Ford’s work in the context of literary, artistic and historical events, encourages detailed close reading of Ford’s writing and illustrates the importance of engaging with secondary sources.
Women in Love
Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Publisher: Thomas Seltzer
ISBN:
Pages: 548
Year: 1922
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"Growing up in the sheltered society of 1920s England, Gudrun and Ursula know little about the ways of love. So when they pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with a notorious playboy and a brooding philanderer, what they discover about their lovers, and themselves, may be more all consuming - and dangerously volatile - than they ever dared imagine"-- Container.
Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End
Author: Ashley Chantler, Rob Hawkes
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401211051
Pages: 222
Year: 2014-07-10
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The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873–1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme, issue, or work; and relates aspects of Ford’s writing, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time. Ford is best-known for his fiction, especially The Good Soldier, long considered a modernist masterpiece; and Parade’s End, which Anthony Burgess described as ‘the finest novel about the First World War’, Samuel Hynes has called ‘the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman’, and which was adapted by Tom Stoppard for the acclaimed 2012 BBC/HBO television series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. Parade’s End is the subject of the fifteen essays here, by both established experts and new scholars. The volume includes groundbreaking work on the psycho-geography of the war in Ford’s novels; on how the war intensifies self-consciousness about performance and sensation; and on the other writers and artists Ford drew upon, and argued with, in producing his post-war masterpiece.
The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford
Author: Laura Colombino, Max Saunders
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209596
Pages: 277
Year: 2013-08-01
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The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; and relates aspects of Ford’s work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time. Ford is best-known for his fiction, especially The Good Soldier, long considered a modernist masterpiece; and Parade’s End, which Anthony Burgess described as ‘the finest novel about the First World War’, Samuel Hynes has called ‘the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman’, and which has been adapted by Tom Stoppard for the acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. This volume focuses on Ford’s work from the Edwardian decade and a half before the First World War. It contains Michael Schmidt’s Ford Madox Ford Lecture, and fourteen other essays by British, American, French and German experts, both leading authorities and younger scholars. Chapters on Ford’s fiction, poetry, criticism of literature and painting, writing about England, and dealings on the Edwardian literary scene as editor and with publishers, bring out his versatility and ingenuity throughout his first major creative phase.
The Shifting of the Fire
Author: Ford Ford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1722914874
Pages: 326
Year: 2018-07-10
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"The Shifting Of The Fire," with its charming cover, its perfect type and paper, its accessories of decoration, reminds us of a banquet-table whither, being summoned with great ceremony, we have come with eager expectation. We find the table covered with finest damask and glittering with splendor that delights the eye; the host a man of culture; the menu a triumph; the guests the favored few of mind and beauty. One by one the dishes are placed before us, one by one we taste their contents. They are fair in appearance, yet each one we put aside with disappointment; for they lack that distinctive flavor so pleasantly suggested by their names. So it is with Mr. H. Ford Hueffer's story. An attempt to portray various workings of all-conquering love, and of malicious cruelty, it has succeeded merely in revealing to us the author's intentions, which, we will acknowledge, are of the best and most ambitious. The story is this :-- A young man of wealth loved a girl and expected soon to marry her. On her nineteenth birthday he made her a present of a little sealed bottle of a most dangerous poison, which he had just succeeded in perfecting after five years of study. The following day he was suddenly called away by the failure of the business house through which he derived his immense income. After he became poor, the girl's parents refusing to permit their marriage, she planned to acquire, in the two years before she attained her majority, a large fortune for her lover's sake. To do this, she married a fabulously rich old man, who alluringly mentioned to her that he had but two years to live. To keep her lover ignorant of the whole proceeding, she exacted a promise from him that he would not see her or even inquire after her for two years. He learned of her marriage shortly before the old man came into the neighborhood where he had set up as a physician. It was part of the husband's malice to bring his wife and her early lover together, and watch the display of human suffering. Here the old man died, under circumstances that, the hero thought, pointed to poison -- his poison, the properties of which he alone knew, and which he supposed, the tortured girl had administered, being unable longer to endure living with the cruel old man. Even the innocence of her demeanor and the perfect peace of mind that took possession of her did not undeceive him, and soon after, under this belief, he married her, loving her with a passion that would share her moral stain and a tenderness that would repay her for the sacrifice she had so fanatically made for him. Greater love than this is rarely found. It is the burden of Mr. Hueffer's tale, but he has failed to make us feel it through his characters, which seem to us unreal and out of drawing. The book is dedicated to the author's grandfather, Ford Maddox Brown, the forerunner of Pre-Raphaelite art in England. It may be this association, or it may be something inherent in the book itself, when all is said in favor of its English, its originality and its finished handling, that makes it remain in the mind as a fine piece of decorative fiction. --The Critic: An Illustrated Monthly Review of Literature, Vol. 22

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