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.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: The Brilliant Ford Madox Ford

ByAshley Chantler, Rob Hawkes

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

Ford's Lives

ByMax Saunders

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Ford and Conrad

ByJohn Attridge

chapter 3|14 pages

Towards The Good Soldier: Ford's Edwardian Fiction

ByRob Hawkes

chapter 4|12 pages

Ford and Modernism

BySeamus O’Malley

chapter Chapter 5|14 pages

Ford's Literary Impressionism

ByLaura Colombino

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

The Good Soldier

ByMartin Stannard

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

Ford Among the ‘Movements, Magazines and Manifestos'

ByStephen Rogers

chapter 8|12 pages

In the ‘Twentieth-Century Fashion': Ford and Modern Poetry

ByPaul Skinner

chapter Chapte 9|14 pages

Ford and the First World War

ByAndrew Frayn

chapter 10|14 pages

Parade's End

ByIsabelle Brasme

chapter Chapter 11|14 pages

Ford and the City

ByAngus Wrenn

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Ford and Gender

BySara Haslam

chapter 13|12 pages

Ford and National Identity

ByChristine Berberich

chapter Chapter 14|12 pages

Ford and Politics

ByAndrzej Gąsiorek