The good soldier
When John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham, they appear to be the perfect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and intelligent. However, what lies beneath the surface of their marriage is far more sinister and their influence leads John into a tragic drama that threatens to destroy everything he cares about. Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier , the book on which his reputation most surely rests, in deliberate emulation of the nineteenth-century French novels he so admired. In this way he was able to explore the theme of sexual betrayal and its poisonous after-effects with a psychological intimacy as yet unknown in the English novel.
(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
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|author||Ford Madox Ford|
|author_display||Ford Madox Ford|
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Two couples, two marriages; both seemingly perfect, both falling apart.
Beneath the surface gentility of the American John Dowell with his wife Florence and the landed grace of Edward and Leonora lie fictions and deceit. There are secret desires, hidden power-games, suicides and madness. Everyone is hiding something; even the narrator can't be trusted.
Brilliantly inventive, tragic and ironic, The Good Soldier is one of the great novels of the 20th century.
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|itype_aacpl||, Adult General Fiction|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||FICTION (F), Online OverDrive|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library Online|
|owning_location_aacpl||Online OverDrive Collection, Riviera Beach Library|
|record_details||ils:a39428|Book|Books||English|Knopf,|1991.|p. cm., overdrive:96d2380b-6b27-41bb-bc24-6a05bbc10a24|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Naxos AudioBooks|2010||
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|subject_facet||Adultery -- Germany -- Bad Nauheim -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Friendship -- Germany -- Bad Nauheim -- Fiction, Married people -- Germany -- Bad Nauheim -- Fiction, Middle class -- Germany -- Bad Nauheim -- Fiction|
|title_display||The good soldier|
|title_full||The Good Soldier, The good soldier / Ford Madox Ford|
|title_short||The good soldier|
|topic_facet||Adultery, Fiction, Friendship, Literature, Married people, Middle class|