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The Good Soldier

(Dover Thrift Editions)

By Ford Madox Ford

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| Paperback | 9780486419213

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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 i Continue

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 disrupted when one husband learns that his wife has been the mistress of his British friend, the apparently honorable "Good Soldier" of the title.

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    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 th ...(continue)

    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.

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    yuuyh said on Feb 21, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Un romanzo forse non abbastanza valorizzato, molto interessante anche dal punto di vista della metanarrativa. L'autore viene da un'importante famiglia di intellettuali e artisti (nonno preraffaelita; padre critico musicale del Times di Londra, import ...(continue)

    Un romanzo forse non abbastanza valorizzato, molto interessante anche dal punto di vista della metanarrativa. L'autore viene da un'importante famiglia di intellettuali e artisti (nonno preraffaelita; padre critico musicale del Times di Londra, importante nel contesto della conoscenza e ricezione di Wagner in Inghilterra).

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    Maestrolu said on Aug 14, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    Me costó entrar en esta descripción de amores e infidelidades de “gente bien”, como se dice en la novela, pero una vez me enganchó no pude dejarla. Contada en primera persona por un narrador que no se enteró de nada mientras ocurrían los deslices y l ...(continue)

    Me costó entrar en esta descripción de amores e infidelidades de “gente bien”, como se dice en la novela, pero una vez me enganchó no pude dejarla. Contada en primera persona por un narrador que no se enteró de nada mientras ocurrían los deslices y las mentiras de su esposa, entre otras muchas cosas, es una narración entrecortada de aquellos 9 años donde coincidieron las dos parejas en un balneario. Dorwell, el narrador, el esposo, el americano tranquilo e inexperto, va dejando pistas y piezas de puzzle a lo largo de su relato, juega con el tiempo y lo retuerce hasta dejarlo sin fronteras claras, y esta manera de narrar, con esos saltos, es uno de los aspectos que más me atrajo. También, cuando recuerda aquellos días, él mismo va encajando las piezas, se va dando cuenta de detalles que pasó por alto, de cómo lo que pensaba era placidez no era más que mentiras y amores contrariados y locura. Muy buen libro.

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    elchicoanalogo said on Sep 28, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    un libro che racconta la difficoltà di capire, condividere, vivere i rapporti umani. Molto concreto e illuminante.

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    Ceschina said on Mar 24, 2008 | Add your feedback

  • Read this for a Lit class in College. Its a great portrait of war, very well written with some great imagery. Good for discussion.

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    karattack said on Jan 4, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    非常妙的敘事結構,難怪大部分論文都繞著結構打轉。層層疊疊的揭露真相,讓讀者永遠不知道哪一層是真相的有趣故事。

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    Sophie said on Dec 26, 2007 | Add your feedback

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