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Parade's End

Parade's End

Paperback BBC Books

By (author) Ford Madox Ford

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  • Publisher: BBC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 912 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 44mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849904936
  • ISBN 13: 9781849904933
  • Sales rank: 19,170

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The Great War changes everything. In this epic tale, spanning over a decade, war turns the world of privileged, English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens upside down. It forces him to question everything he holds dear - social order, morality, marriage and loyalty. And it rocks the very foundations of English society. This is a powerful story about love, betrayal and disillusionment in a time of horror and confusion by one of Britain's finest novelists. Ford Madox Ford's monumental novel came to our screens in August 2012 as a major BBC adaptation, with a screenplay by the legendary playwright Tom Stoppard and a stellar cast that included Benedict Cumberbatch. This edition of the novel includes all four parts, originally published separately between 1924 and 1928.

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Ford Madox Ford, born Ford Hermann Hueffer in 1873, in Surrey, published over 80 books during his writing career. His novels include The Inheritors, Romance, The Fifth Queen and The Good Soldier, and autobiographical works, Return to Yesterday, It was the Nightingale and The March of Literature. In 1915, Ford Madox Ford enlisted in the army and served as an infantry soldier in the First World War. Parade's End was based on his personal experiences of war. It was published in four parts between 1924 and 1928. Ford Madox Ford died in Deauville, France, in 1939.

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"The finest English novel about the Great War." Guardian