The Good Soldier
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jul 13, 2009 - 152 pages
True and Complete Edition: The Good Soldier has been called everything from the consummate novelist's novel to one of the greatest English works of the century. It has also been called the best French novel in the English language as The Good Soldier is both tragic and darkly comic. When The Good Soldier was first published in 1915, its pitiless portrait of an amoral society dedicated to its own pleasure and convinced of its own superiority outraged many readers....Handsome, wealthy, and a veteran of service in India, Captain Edward Ashburnham appears to be the ideal "good soldier" and the embodiment of English upper-class virtues. But beneath his charming, polished exterior lurks a soul well-versed in the arts of deception, hypocrisy, and betrayal. A superb book that you will remember long after you finish it and a book you promised yourself you would read one day. Enjoy it today!
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This is a tale of infidelity, frustration and disappointment with a famous opening sentence: 'This is the saddest story I have ever heard'. There are many ways to read The Good Soldier. I read it for ... Read full review
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Ford Madox Ford originally intended to call this beautiful but tragic novella "The Saddest Story", based upon the opening sentence, "This is the saddest story I have ever heard"> His publisher ... Read full review