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Book Notes: "The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion" by Ford Madox Ford

The Good Soldier: A Tale of PassionThe Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion by Ford Madox Ford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Reading classic literature is always full of surprises. I did not know that Ford Madox Ford was considered an impressionist. He seems to have moved beyond the more formal yet (then) modern prose of Henry James to capture the nature of English manners while obviously displaying Edwardian characteristics. Yet his prose was exactly like a conversation - I found the so-called illogical flow of the plot to be exactly like listening to someone tell their story as one would over a cup of tea or coffee. This novel is not too taxing and is definitely worth reflecting upon.



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