Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
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Parade’s End is the great British war novel and Ford Madox Ford’s major achievement as a novelist. Originally published as four linked novels between 1924 and 1928, it follows the story of Christopher Tietjens, as his life is shattered by his wife’s infidelities and overturned by the mud, blood and destruction of the First World War. Tietjens, with his old-fashioned Tory values, is already out of step with the corrupt political culture of Edwardian England: his experiences at the Front and his developing relationship with the suffragette Valentine Wannop force him into a radical reconfiguring of his values as he participates in the post-war period of national re-construction. Parade’s End is both a subtly perceptive psychological novel and a richly descriptive chronicle of ‘the public events of a decade’. Through Tietjens, his beautiful (and unforgettably cruel) wife, Sylvia, and the principled Valentine, Ford draws us into the world of the English upper class as it goes through a period of crisis and transformation.


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Ford Madox Ford is the renowned modernist author of several novels, including The Good Soldier and No Enemy.
Published April 4, 2002 by Penguin. 914 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Non-fiction

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Lancashire Evening Post

Hailed as ‘possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English,’ Ford Madox Ford’s brilliantly original series of four books, Parade’s End, has been republished in time for BBC2’s much-anticipated autumn screen adaptation.

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Impressed by real, if chaotic, talent, she subsequently showed it to Ford, who became Rhys’s second “rescuer.” As Rhys wrote of Ford in her 1928 novel Quartet, after their affair was over, he was “always rescuing some young genius or other and installing him in the spare bedroom.” .

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I hope she will recover and will be happy(julian, PLEASE!)I think downton is back with style and splendour and it's very much improved from the last series...I'm sure shirley maclaine is going to come back again, but Violet is indispensable at Downton...SHE IS DOWNTON!:).

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