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The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
By: (1873-1939)

The Good Soldier is a complex and intriguing novel that delves deep into the human psyche and the complexities of relationships. The story is narrated by an unreliable narrator, which adds a layer of mystery and suspense to the narrative.

The characters in the novel are deeply flawed and their actions are often selfish and destructive, yet they are also incredibly human and relatable. The themes of betrayal, love, and loss are explored with nuance and depth, making for a thought-provoking and engaging read.

Ford Madox Ford's writing is masterful, with vivid descriptions and intricate storytelling that draws the reader in from the very first page. The structure of the novel, with its non-linear timeline and shifting perspectives, adds to the overall sense of disorientation and unease that permeates the story.

Overall, The Good Soldier is a compelling and powerful novel that will leave readers pondering its themes long after they have finished reading. It is a timeless work of literature that continues to resonate with readers today.

Book Description:
The Good Soldier (1915) "... is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedies of the lives of two seemingly perfect couples. The novel is told using a series of flashbacks in non-chronological order, a literary technique pioneered by Ford. It also makes use of the device of the unreliable narrator, as the main character gradually reveals a version of events that is quite different from what the introduction leads you to believe. The novel was loosely based on two incidents of adultery and on Ford's messy personal life.”

Music in sections 1-5 "Minuet in G flat major and Valse Bluette" by Beethoven

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 23, 2013
Thank you to all the readers, you all did a great job. I particularly enjoyed the musical interludes in the first 5 chapters. Thank you again to all the readers!

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