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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Oxford World's Classics)

The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Ford Madox Ford
ISBN 13: 9780199537273
ISBN 10: 199537275
Edition: New Ed. /
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 307
List Price: $10.95

"A Tale of Passion," as its subtitle declares, The Good Soldier relates the complex social and sexual relationships between two couples, one English, one American, and the growing awareness by the American narrator John Dowell of the intrigues and passions behind their orderly Edwardian facade. It is the attitude of Dowell, his puzzlement, uncertainty, and the seemingly haphazard manner of his narration that make the book so powerful and mysterious. Despite its catalogue of death, insanity, and despair, the novel has many comic moments, and has inspired the work of several distinguished writers, including Graham Greene. This is the only annotated edition available.