From one of the 20th century's major writers—a story of deception and betrayal, of conventional appearances and bitter truth. Highly innovative for its time, this powerful novel tells of two married couples whose long, ongoing friendship is severely ...
verely disrupted when one husband learns that his wife has been the mistress of his British friend, the apparently honorable "Good Soldier" of the title.
"For who in this world can give anyone a character? Who in the world knows anything of any other heart–or of his own? I don’t mean to say that one cannot form an average estimate of the way a person will behave. But one cannot be certain of the
..." way any man will behave in every case–and until one can do that a “character” is of no use to anyone."Continua...Nascondi
From time to time, I would encounter a book that reminds me of Ford's Good Soldier, and when I check, yes, The Good Soldier is among that author's favorites! The Good Soldier is definitely a cool novel. But what's more important, in my opinion, is
..." that many other novels since Good Soldier makes sense because of it. That makes Fordie's The Good Soldier a must.
Just a note: I enjoy the penguin edition very much, but please use norton edition (2nd ed. now) if you want to read it for scholarly purpose.Continua...Nascondi