Parade's End

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Ebury Publishing, Aug 16, 2012 - Fiction - 912 pages
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The Great War changes everything. In this epic tale, spanning over a decade, war turns the world of privileged, English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens upside down. It forces him to question everything he holds dear – social order, morality, marriage and loyalty. And it rocks the very foundations of English society.

This is a powerful story about love, betrayal and disillusionment in a time of horror and confusion by one of Britain’s finest novelists.

Ford Madox Ford's monumental novel came to our screens in August 2012 as a major BBC adaptation, with a screenplay by the legendary playwright Tom Stoppard and a stellar cast that included Benedict Cumberbatch. This edition of the novel includes all four parts, originally published separately between 1924 and 1928.

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User Review  - JVioland - LibraryThing

A brilliant British aristocrat officer's life during WWI without delving into the battles of war but instead the battles between him and his love interests. Very well written and engaging. One becomes immersed in this world. Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

I picked this up because it is described as an epic tale of the impact of WW I on an upper class British family and I was hoping for a combination of Downton Abbey and The Forsyte Saga. But the book ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ford Madox Ford, born Ford Hermann Hueffer in 1873, in Surrey, published over 80 books during his writing career. His novels include The Inheritors, Romance, The Fifth Queen and The Good Soldier, and autobiographical works, Return to Yesterday, It was the Nightingale and The March of Literature.

In 1915, Ford Madox Ford enlisted in the army and served as an infantry soldier in the First World War. Parade’s End was based on his personal experiences of war. It was published in four parts between 1924 and 1928.

Ford Madox Ford died in Deauville, France, in 1939.

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