A Man Could Stand Up

Overview

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 in his really proud position as historian of his own time... The 'subject' was the world as it culminated in the war." Published in four parts between 1924 and 1928, his extraordinary novel centers on Christopher Tietjens, an officer and a gentleman -- "the last English Tory"--and follows him from the secure, orderly world of Edwardian England into the chaotic ...
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Overview

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 in his really proud position as historian of his own time... The 'subject' was the world as it culminated in the war." Published in four parts between 1924 and 1928, his extraordinary novel centers on Christopher Tietjens, an officer and a gentleman -- "the last English Tory"--and follows him from the secure, orderly world of Edwardian England into the chaotic madness of the First World War. Against the backdrop of a world at war, Ford recounts the complex sexual warfare between Tietjens and his faithless wife, Sylvia. A work of truly amazing subtlety and profundity, Parade's End affirms Graham Greene's prediction: "There is no novelist of this century more likely to live than Ford Madox Ford."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899872872
  • Publisher: Darby Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/1985
  • Series: Parade's End Series , #3
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 347

Meet the Author

Ford Madox Ford was an influential editor, essayist, critic, poet, and novelist. The author of more than 80 books, including The Fifth Queen, The Good Soldier, It Was the Nightingale, and Provence, he not only collaborated with Joseph Conrad, but also befriended many of the best writers of his time: Henry James, H. G. Wells, Stephen Crane, and Thomas Hardy. Ford also founded the English Review—discovering D. H. Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, and Ezra Pound—and the transatlantic review in Paris, taking on Ernest Hemingway as a copy editor and publishing the works of James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. Sara Haslam is a lecturer in English at Open University and a founding member and chair of the Ford Madox Ford Society.

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Table of Contents

Some Do Not... 3
No More Parades 291
A Man Could Stand Up-- 503
The Last Post 677
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