Book :: The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier
By: Ford Madox Ford
Pages: 368
Published: 1915
Genre(s): England
Historical Fiction
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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion is a 1915 novel by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. It is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedies of the lives of two seemingly perfect couples. The novel is told using a series of flashbacks in non-chronological order, a literary technique pioneered by Ford. It also makes use of the device of the unreliable narrator, as the main character...

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This is what love is, sometimes you’re lucky, other times not. Mostly not.

Sep 9th, 2018

forline forline

discovered Ford Madox Ford in 2016 and I'm never disappointed!!

Jan 5th, 2018

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Jul 1st, 2015

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Through the eyes of the almost invisible narrator the central characters of this novel all seem to start out as virtuous people. As the story unfolds this seemingly positive group of people are progressively revealed by the narrator (if we believe him) to be flawed, often fatally. A fascinating, if at times uncomfortable, read.

Oct 6th, 2014

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Feb 15th, 2014

The Good Soldier appears on these lists...

62nd on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

30th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

43rd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian