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Ford Madox Ford 1873—1939

Ford Madox Ford was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, were instrumental in the development of early 20th-century English literature. He is now remembered best for his publications The Good Soldier, the Parade’s End tetralogy and The Fifth Queen trilogy. The Good Soldier is frequently included among the great literature of the 20th century, including the Modern Library 100 Best Novels, The Observer’s “100 Greatest Novels of All Time”, and The Guardian’s “1000 novels everyone must read”.

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A Man Could Stand Up (1926)

The third volume of Ford Madox Ford's highly-regarded tetralogy Parade's End, chronicles the life of Christopher Tietjens, "the last Tory", a brilliant... read more »


Last Post (1928)

Last Post, the fourth and final volume of Parade's End, is set on a single post-war summer's day. Valentine Wannop and Christopher Tietjens share a... read more »


No More Parades (1925)

No More Parades is the second novel in Ford Madox Ford's series of four novels depicting the meeting, courtship, and ultimate fulfillment of two modern... read more »


Privy Seal (1907)

The tumultuous relationship between Katharine Howard and England's King Henry VIII was inextricably entwined with the rise to power and eventual fall of... read more »


The Queen Who Flew (1894)

An intriguing fairy tale about an innocent Queen of a remote kingdom, who befriends and spends much of her time, talking to a bat. The bat tells her... read more »


Some Do Not... (1924)

With his acclaimed masterpiece Parade's End, Ford Madox Ford set himself a work of immense scale and ambition: "I wanted the Novelist in fact to appear... read more »


And How She Came to Court (1906)

Kat Howard--intelligent, beautiful, naively outspoken, and passionately idealistic--catches the eye of Henry VIII and improbably becomes his fifth wife... read more »


The Fifth Queen Crowned (1908)

This masterful performance of historical fiction centers on Katharine Howard--clever, beautiful, and outspoken--who catches the jaded eye of Henry VIII... read more »


The Good Soldier (1915)

At the fashionable German spa town Bad Nauheim, two wealthy, fin de siecle couples -- one British, the other American -- meet for their yearly... read more »


The Young Lovell (1913)

The Young Lovell is a romance of the Borders. The date is towards the end of the 15th Century, running up to the beginnings of the reformation, through... read more »