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Ford Madox Ford - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Ford Madox Ford

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Ford Madox Ford, 1912
Ford Madox Ford   (1873 - 1939)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  December 17, 1873
Merton, Surrey, England
 
Died:  June 26, 1939
Deauville, France
 
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Ford Madox Ford - LIFE STORIES
 
 
12/17/1873     Ford Madox Ford's "Saddest Story"
On this day in 1873 Ford Madox Ford was born; and on this day in 1913, his fortieth birthday, Ford "sat down to show what I could do -- and The Good Soldier resulted." Most critics rank The Good Soldier as the best of his three dozen novels; many agree with Martin Seymour-Smith that Ford is "one of the dozen greatest novelists of the century," and that "it is time he had some of the praise that has been so willingly lavished on his contemporaries."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Critical Essays of Ford Madox Ford
by Ford Madox Ford, Max Saunders (Editor), Richard Stang (Editor)
criticism and analysis
 
Ford Madox Ford: Selected Poems
by Ford Madox Ford, Max Saunders (Editor)
anthology, poetry
 
Parade's End
fiction
 
The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion
fiction
 
The Young Lovell: A Romance
fiction
 
War Prose
by Ford Madox Ford, Max Saunders (Editor)
anthology
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY FORD MADOX FORD AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Dual Life: The World Before the War (Vol I)
by Max Saunders
biography
 
Ford Madox Ford
by Alan Judd
biography
 
Ford Madox Ford's Modernity
by Robert Hampson (Editor), Max Saunders (Editor)
criticism and analysis
 
Ford Madox Ford, 1873-1939
by David D. Harvey
criticism and analysis, biography
 
Ford Madox Ford: A Reappraisal
by Robert Hampson (Editor), Tony Davenport (Editor)
criticism and analysis
 
Literary Impressionism in Jean Rhys, Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad, and Charlotte Bronte
by Todd K. Bender (Editor)
criticism and analysis
 
The Saddest Story: A Biography of Ford Madox Ford
by Arthur Mizener
biography
 
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Find a short biography, and reviews of War Prose (Ed. by Max Saunders) and Return to Yesterday (Ed. Bill Hutchings).

"Saunders has taken a comprehensive view of his editorial task, and provides a mixed kitbag of miscellaneous items by Ford, written during or after the war: stories, reminiscences, journalistic pieces, prefaces to his own and other people's books. Not all of them are of high literary interest; Ford, though a serious artist in his best writing, was quite capable of turning out potboiling pieces when the occasion demanded, and there are a number of them in this collection. Despite differences of level and genre, however, the pieces support and illuminate each other. Unlike younger writers who went through the war, notably the 'trench poets', Ford had the experience and maturity not just to convey the immediacy of extreme personal experience but to show how it shattered the continuity of the civilisation he had grown up with."
Essay: "The Good Soldier"
Read a short analysis of Ford's The Good Solder.

"Both [Ford and Joseph Conrad] frequent use of the single-narrator format, eschewing omniscience in favour of a more realistic impression of the individual as reacting to events which he himself may never fully comprehend; this ignorance is then transmitted to the reader, who comes away from the story nearly as baffled as the character who tells it. In this, perhaps his greatest work of fiction, Ford set the stage for other English authors like Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Anthony Powell to explore the darker, comedic side of human frailty in a century plagued with unprecedented greed, destruction, and tragedy."
Pegasos Author Calendar
Offers a biography and bibliography of works by and about the author.

"At the age of forty-two Ford published The Good Soldier, which is generally considered his his masterpiece.... Through Dowell's confused and perhaps unreliable narrative Ford attempted to recreate real thoughts. 'You may well ask why I write. And yet my reasons are quite many. For it is not unusual in human beings who have witnessed for the sack of a city or the falling to pieces of a people to desire to set down what they have witnessed for the benefit of unknown heirs or of generation infinitely remote; or, if you please, jut to get the sight out of their heads.' (from The Good Soldier) The technique was a forerunner of such works as Samuel Beckett's Molloy (1951) and J.M. Coetzee's In the Heart of the Country (1977)."
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