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Read ¼ The Good Soldier ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 'All the world was mad around her and she herself agonized took on the complexion of a mad woman;. What a sick rotten depraved society we re treated to populated by liars and knaves and yet I found myself heartbroken by the end wondering what kind of magic spell Ford had cast on me Ford is an absolute master of techniue in this case the use of flashbacks and an unreliable narrator and I found myself riveted throughout The novel begins with one of the most famous opening lines in literature This is the saddest story I have ever heard That may well be true

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Oh ProprietyNowadays there s a word for Edward Ashburnham And I don t mean some modern vulgarity unavailable to the Edwardians something like emotional fuck up appropriate as that may be or not No I m thinking serial monogamist The term is new because the concept is new At the turn of the 20th century there was monogamy Or there was promiscuity casual couplings with seamstresses milliners laundresses or the convenient and pliable housemaid A taboo subject to be spoken of in hushed tones in polite society These affairs were of necessity casual because the women by succumbing to the blandishments of their suitors had turned themselves into fallen women immediately and irretrievably Business partners the only uestion being that of remuneration or pay off when favours were no longer reuired So in an age when women were thought of as either Madonna or Magdalene in matters of the heart Edward is a modern man one who sincerely believes himself in love with the object of his desire His laughable disconnect with conventional attitudes is portrayed in grotesue mode in his dealings with La Dolciuita the mistress of the Grand Duke of Nauheim Schwerin With a passion that had arisen like a fire in dry corn Ashburnham is ready to declare his undying love after a single night The Spanish lady s passions however are of the commercial kind With all the romanticism of a risk assessment manager she details for him the precise financial condition twenty thousand that might induce her to service him as well as the Duke Premiums policy twenty per cent risk stand in sharp relief to Edward s discovery that he was madly was passionately was overwhelmingly in love with her Poor Edward Poor noble heroic respectable stupid man to believe in true love John Dowell the narrator has a word for him Sentimentalist A prey to his imagined sentimentsSerial monogamy thus the Spanish lady is the first in a series As one might imagine the world of 1904 does not see this as a valid lifestyle choice Nor does his wife truly embrace the situation but rather tries to manage it even anticipating his desires arranging paying expenses pimping for him She is certainly not of the disposition or religious convictions that would allow her to discreetly claim sauce for the goose as well as the gander nor is divorce even thinkable And like any society the decorous world of 1904 exacts a price for aberrant behaviour The price is high and cannot be paid in hard currency and will not be paid by Edward alone Society must go on I suppose and society can only exist if the normal if the virtuous and the slightly deceitful flourish and if the passionate the headstrong and the too truthful are condemned to suicide and madness What I ve said so far might make this look like a fairly ornery melodramatic expos of hypocritical Edwardian sexual s the story of an unhappy marriage Complexity is added by John Dowell our narrator being one half of a second couple who dance an intricate minuet with the Ashburnhams But what makes this so powerful so mysterious so haunting is the method of narration Ford was a friend of Joseph Conrad Both of them championed the techniue that Ford called progression d effet as the story progresses it should move forward faster and faster and with and intensity Well I can testify to unmitigated success there The start was slow and demanded a little back and forth and round about but from part 2 onwards the pages seemed to turn themselves and from part 3 I d have robbed myself of any amount of sleep to finish itIn my recent review of Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me gad that sounds soooo pretentious I mused a little on how a first person narrator could be an encumbrance or limitation But here the opposite is the case John Dowell s apparently haphazard way of telling this sad story adds layer upon layer First there is the challenge of working out the chronology of events then there are those puzzling enigmas whose true significance only becomes apparent much later and most engaging of all there is the much debated uestion of how much we can trust John Dowell at all Is he disingenuous or deliberately manipulative or simply ignorant as he claims This may be the saddest story he s ever heard heard But he s telling it but is he aware how funny he sometimes is The delicious irony before La Dolciuita Edward gave himself a nasty jar when he found himself comforting a weeping nursemaid in a third class railway carriage and went a little too far in his half fatherly concern The result The Kilsyte Case Not uite Dreyfus material but nasty for him all the same Multiple ironies he was travelling third class to please Leonora see I can economise and would never even have met a nursemaid in first class this the most innocent of his affairs had the gravest of judicial conseuences and the final irony is that his brush with the law did not discourage him from flirtation but in fact opened up the country Oh and it brought him closer to his wifeThere is so much than the uestion of marital fidelity social classes America and England deception ah deception Dowell s wife But I won t spoil it for you Impressions and ideas Our first impressions of people how reliable are they And Dowell disconfirms the first impressions he gives us over and over and over Ideas concepts can we experience a feeling before we know intellectually that such an emotion exists Can we feel anything that hasn t had a name put to itI m certain that I will read this again and if I wrote another review after the second reading it would probably be totally different And again after the third Is there any higher praiseRe read in July 2019 this time it s all the stuff about religion that struck me hardest It is a ueer and fantastic world Why can t people have what they want The things were all there to content everybody yet everybody has the wrong thing Perhaps you can make head or tail of it it is beyond me

  • Paperback
  • 241
  • The Good Soldier
  • Ford Madox Ford
  • English
  • 01 May 2020
  • 9780241259405