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No More Parades

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No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford is a beautifully written piece of literature that captures the emotional toll of war on its characters. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the novel follows the protagonist, Christopher Tietjens, as he navigates the complexities of love, honor, and loyalty.

Ford's prose is exquisite, painting vivid scenes that transport the reader to the trenches of the war and the drawing rooms of high society. The characters are deeply flawed yet infinitely captivating, each grappling with their own demons and desires.

The novel's exploration of the impact of war on individuals and society is poignant and thought-provoking. Ford masterfully weaves together themes of duty, sacrifice, and the search for identity in a world torn apart by conflict.

Overall, No More Parades is a compelling and powerful novel that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page is turned. Ford's expert storytelling and insight into the human condition make this a must-read for fans of historical fiction and literary fiction alike.

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When No More Parades was first published in 1925, a critic in The Observer wrote of the first 100 pages that they "easily surpass in truth, brilliance and subtlety everything else that has yet been written in England about the physical circumstances and moral atmosphere of the war". The second novel in the Parade's End tetralogy, No More Parades places army captain Christopher Tietjens, his beautiful but cruel wife Sylvia, and Tietjens' jealous and tempestuous godfather and commanding officer General Campion in, and just behind, the lines at Rouen, France in 1917, where Christopher finds himself subject not only to physical, but also to mental and moral torments that speak volumes about the society of which he is a part, and which will perhaps surprise many a modern reader/listener. - Summary by Peter Dann

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