Parade's End: Some Do Not...; No More Parades; A Man Could Stand Up - ; The Last Post

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 4, 2002 - Fiction - 864 pages
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Consisting of four novels - SOME DO NOT..., NO MORE PARADES, A MAN COULD STAND UP and THE LAST POST - PARADE'S END is the story of Christopher Tietjens and his progress from the secure world of Edwardian England into the First World War and beyond. Tietjens embodies the values of that ordered, predictable, hierarchic society of pre-1914. Contrasted with him and portrayed with equal clarity and depth is his wife Sylvia--beautiful, arrogant, reckless--a symbol of the new times. Their conflict, the chronicle of a family and of an era, makes PARADE'S END both a gripping study of character and a work of amazing subtlety and depth.

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User Review  - missizicks - LibraryThing

On the front cover of the edition I borrowed from the library, there's a quote from a review in The Guardian that says "The finest English novel about the Great War". This might well be true. Ford ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2002)

Born in Devon in 1873 and educated in England, Germany and France, Ford changed his original surname, Hueffer, in 1919, after having served with the British army in World War I (1914-1918). He wrote over 60 works including novels, poems, criticism, travel essays, and reminiscences. Ford also edited the English Review (1908-11) and the Transatlantic Review (1924, Paris). His greatest novels are generally agreed to be THE GOOD SOLDIER and PARADE'S END.

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