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Parade's End

in four volumes

Ford Madox Ford

Edited by Max Saunders, Joseph Wiesenfarth, Sara Haslam, Paul Skinner

Parade's End in four volumes
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ISBN: 978 1 847771 96 4
Categories: 20th Century, War writings
Imprint: Carcanet Fiction
Published: July 2011
215 x 135 x 84 mm
1666 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • For the first time, the four novels that make up Ford Madox Ford’s First World War masterpiece Parade’s End are published in fully annotated editions, with authoritative corrected texts. Each novel is edited by a leading Ford expert. Purchase all four volumes together and save over £25 on the cover price.

    This definitive four-volume edition of the 'Tietjens saga' includes:

    - the first reliable text, based on the manuscript and first editions

    - major critical introductions by the volume editors, all experts on For

    - accounts of the novel’s composition and reception

    - a reconstruction of Ford’s original ending, published complete for the first time

    - annotations explaining historical references, military terms, literary and topical allusions

    - a full textual apparatus including transcriptions of significant deletions and revisions

    - a bibliography of further reading.


    Parade's End Volume I: Some Do Not . . . edited by Max Saunders

    Parade's End Volume II: No More Parades edited by Joseph Wiesenfarth

    Parade's End Volume III: A Man Could Stand Up - edited by Sara Haslam

    Parade's End Volume IV: Last Post
    edited by Paul Skinner

    Max Saunders
    ... read more
    Joseph Wiesenfarth
    Joseph Wiesenfarth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written extensively on Ford Madox Ford and the English novel, including books on Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Henry James. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe and Australia. His book Gothic Mannners and the ... read more
    Sara Haslam
    Sara Haslam is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the Open University. She studied at the University of Liverpool, and King’s College London, and was a founder member of the Ford Madox Ford Society, of which she is currently Chair. She is author of Fragmenting Modernism: Ford Madox ... read more
    Paul Skinner
    Paul Skinner took his first degree at the University of the West of England as a mature student, and later completed a PhD on Ford Madox Ford and Ezra Pound at the University of Bristol. He has since taught at both universities, and published articles on Ford, Pound and Rudyard Kipling. ... read more
    Praise for Ford Madox Ford 'what Ford conveys above all is less his particular preference than his radical passion for the novel as an instrument and what can be done with it.'
    C.H. Sisson
    'It displays Ford's dedication to his art; it demonstrates, also, the possibilities of English prose in the hands of a master.'
    Peter Ackroyd, The Sunday Times
    'The Rash Act ought to be bought and read by all interested in the novel as an art form... The action takes place in the French South which Ford loved, but man no longer sustains the tradition of myth and history which that region once represented... Here in The Rash Act we have the death of morality and responsibility - a forbidding theme, but, in the paradox of art, it is made to serve a tapestry of rich colour and galloping vivacity.'
    Anthony Burgess, Observer
    'No Enemy is Ford Madox Ford's little-known First World War novel, musing and reflective, published for the first time in Britain by Carcanet and ably edited by Paul Skinner. Congratulations to them both.'
    Alan Judd, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday 30th June 2002
    'Of the various demands... that he show us the way in which a society works, that he show an understanding of the human heart, that he create characters in whose reality we believe and for whose fate we care, that he describe things and people so that we feel their physical presence, that he illuminate our moral consciousness, that he make us laugh and cry, that he delight us by his craftmanship, there is not one, it seems to me, that Ford does not completely satisfy.'
    W. H. Auden
    'Ford Madox Ford's Parad'€™s End, arguably the most sophisticated British fiction to come out of that war. Carcanet's reissue of the first volume, Some Do Not (£18.95), is the first reliable text, reconstructing Ford's dramatic original ending. Brilliantly edited by Max Saunders and now to be filmed (scripted by Tom Stoppard), it deserves to be€” and will be€” better known.'
    Alan Judd, Books of the Year 2010, The Spectator.
    'Of the various demands one can make of the novelist, that he show us the way in which a society works, that he show an understanding of the human heart, that he create characters whose reality we believe and for whose fate we care, that he describe things and people so that we feel their physical presence, that he illuminate our moral consciousness, that he make us laugh and cry, that he delight us by his craftsmanship, there is not one, it seems to me, that Ford does not completely satisfy. There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade's End is one of them.'
    W.H.Auden, 1961
    Praise for Sara Haslam 'One of the best books I have ever read about Englishness.'
    AS Byatt, The Guardian
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