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Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) was an English novelist, essayist, memoirist, poet and critic. He founded literary journals such as "The English Review" and "The Transatlantic Review" which were instrumental in the development of early 20th century English literature. He published renowned authors such as Thomas Hardy, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, John Galsworthy, William Butler Yeats and many more in these influential journals and even collaborated with Joseph Conrad on three novels. He is now best remembered for ...
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Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) was an English novelist, essayist, memoirist, poet and critic. He founded literary journals such as "The English Review" and "The Transatlantic Review" which were instrumental in the development of early 20th century English literature. He published renowned authors such as Thomas Hardy, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, John Galsworthy, William Butler Yeats and many more in these influential journals and even collaborated with Joseph Conrad on three novels. He is now best remembered for "The Good Soldier" (1915), the "Parade's End" tetralogy (1924-28) and "The Fifth Queen" trilogy (1906-08). Included in "The Fifth Queen" trilogy is "Privy Seal" (1907), the second novel of the collection. The historical series presents a highly fictionalized account of Katharine Howard's arrival at the Court of Henry VIII, her eventual marriage to the king and her death.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781447461258
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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Ford Madox Ford (December 17, 1873 – June 26, 1939) 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 best remembered for The Good Soldier (1915) and the Parade's End tetralogy. Born Ford Hermann Hueffer, the son of Francis Hueffer, he was Ford Madox Hueffer before he finally settled on the name Ford Madox Ford in honour of his grandfather, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown, whose biography he had written. One of his most famous works is The Good Soldier (1915), a short novel set just before World War I which chronicles the tragic lives of two "perfect couples" using intricate flashbacks. In a "Dedicatory Letter to Stella Ford” that prefaces the novel, Ford reports that a friend pronounced The Good Soldier “the finest French novel in the English language!” Ford was involved in the British war propaganda after the outbreak of World War I. He worked for the War Propaganda Bureau managed by C. F. G. Masterman with other writers and scholars who were popular in those years, such as Arnold Bennett, G. K. Chesterton, John Galsworthy, Hilaire Belloc and Gilbert Murray. Ford wrote two propaganda books for Masterman, namely When Blood is Their Argument: An Analysis of Prussian Culture (1915), with the help of Richard Aldington, and Between St. Dennis and St. George: A Sketch of Three Civilizations (1915). After writing the two propaganda books, Ford enlisted in the Welsh Regiment on 30 July 1915, and was sent to France, thus ending his cooperation with the War Propaganda Bureau. His combat experiences and his previous propaganda activities inspired his tetralogy Parade's End (1924-1928), set in England and on the Western Front before, during and after World War I. Ford also wrote dozens of novels as well as essays, poetry, memoir and literary criticism, and collaborated with Joseph Conrad on two novels, The Inheritors (1901) and Romance (1903). His novel Ladies Whose Bright Eyes (1911, extensively revised in 1935) is, in a sense, the reverse of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2000

    Henry VIII's new love and his old chancellor struggle for the souls of England.

    In the second book of 'The Fifth Queen' trilogy, Katherine Howard, the most honest woman in England, has found her natural enemy in Chancellor Cromwell. Cromwell is rebuilding a nation, mending the damage done by the War of the Roses and the Protestant Reformation. He will do anything to bring peace and harmony to the land. Katherine, beloved by Henry, soon to be made his fifth queen, decides she must use this unsought power to return the land to the Catholic church. But she refuses to plot to do so. Any thing that might tip the nation back into turmoil is unacceptable to Cromwell whose great love is England. When Katherine won't make a deal, he knows he must destroy her. Destroying the woman loved by the king is dangerous work. The loser of this fight must face the executioner. Two other men, both in love with Katherine, complicate the problem. Thomas Culpepper, a violent fool, protected Katherine when she was young and friendless. Now, without meaning to be, he is her most dangerous foe

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