Author: Ford Madox Ford, Kenneth Womack (Author), William Baker (Editor)
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 2nd 2003 by Broadview Press (first published 1915)
Original title: The Good Soldier
ISBN: 1551113813 (ISBN13: 9781551113814)
Edition language: English
Characters: John Dowell, Edward Ashburnham, Leonora Ashburnham, Nancy Rufford, Florence Dowell
“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, 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.