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An Introduction to Ford Madox Ford

1st Edition

By Ashley Chantler, Rob Hawkes


240 pages

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For students and readers new to the work of Ford Madox Ford, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex, important and fascinating authors. Bringing together leading Ford scholars, the volume places Ford's work in the context of significant literary, artistic and historical events and movements. Individual essays consider Ford's theory of literary Impressionism and the impact of the First World War; illuminate The Good Soldier and Parade's End; engage with topics such as the city, gender, national identity and politics; discuss Ford as an autobiographer, poet, propagandist, sociologist, Edwardian and modernist; and show his importance as founding editor of the groundbreaking English Review and transatlantic review. The volume encourages detailed close reading of Ford's writing and illustrates the importance of engaging with secondary sources.


'With its broad view of Ford Madox Ford's many interests and accomplishments and in its illumination of his fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, this excellent collection offers readers a man of tremendous curiosity and intellectual vitality.' Joseph Wiesenfarth, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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About the Authors

Ashley Chantler is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Chester and Rob Hawkes is Senior Lecturer in English at Teesside University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature