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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 his 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


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    “I don't know what anyone has to be proud of” ― Ford Madox Ford The Good SoldierWhat? You mean this novel isn't about war? Is it possible to hate a book and love it at the same time? This is one of those books where it immediately becomes obvious you aren't going to read this novel for the strict pleasure of it This book ain't ice cream on the beach folks I don't think I've run across a amoral unsympathetic cast of characters since I visited Kehlsteinhaus But Ford Madox Ford is absolutely brilliant at portraying the decay the depravity and the hypocrisy that existed in early 20th century English and American aristocracy What a bunch of absolute rat bastards they all were Nobody is happy Nobody is true Everybody gets eventually exactly what they deserve This novel probably the most sexless novel containing the subtitle A Tale of Passion It is as sexy as a festering cavity and as passionate as an obsessive and unreliable group of narcissists can be Two of my favorite writers were either heavily influenced by Ford Graham Greene or collaborated heavily with Ford Joseph Conrad This isn't a novel you can really ever love but you will carry this novel with you and days and weeks later you still won't be able to escape its funky grasp And THAT really is something