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The Good Soldier

A Tale of Passion

Ford Madox Ford - Author

David Bradshaw - Introduction by

David Bradshaw - Notes by

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ISBN 9780141441849 | 256 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The Dowells, a wealthy American couple, have been close friends with the Ashburnhams for years. Edward Ashburnham, a first-rate soldier, seems to be the perfect English gentleman, and Leonora his perfect wife, but beneath the surface their marriage seethes with unhappiness and deception. Our only window on the strange tangle of events surrounding Edward is provided by John Dowell, the husband he deceives. Gradually Dowell unfolds a devastating story, in which everyone’s honesty is in doubt. This extraordinary novel of passion and betrayal is a masterpiece of narrative skill and emotional depth.