This early work by Ford Madox Ford was originally published in 1924
and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. This
is part one of Ford's hugely successful Parade's End tetralogy that
has now been adapted into a BBC television drama. Ford Madox Ford
was born Ford Madox Hueffer in Merton, Surrey, England on 17th
December 1873. The creative arts ran in his family - Hueffer's
grandfather, Ford Madox Brown, was a well-known painter, and his
German emigre father was music critic of The Times - and after a
brief dalliance with music composition, the young Hueffer began to
write. Although Hueffer never attended university, during his early
twenties he moved through many intellectual circles, and would
later talk of the influence that the "Middle Victorian,
tumultuously bearded Great" - men such as John Ruskin and Thomas
Carlyle - exerted on him. In 1908, Hueffer founded the English
Review, and over the next 15 months published Thomas Hardy, H. G.
Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, John Galsworthy and W. B. Yeats,
and gave debuts to many authors, including D. H. Lawrence and
Norman Douglas. Hueffer's editorship consolidated the classic canon
of early modernist literature, and saw him earn a reputation as of
one of the century's greatest literary editors. Ford continued to
write through the thirties, producing fiction, non-fiction, and two
volumes of autobiography: Return to Yesterday (1931) and It was the
Nightingale (1933). In his last years, he taught literature at the
Olivet College in Michigan. Ford died on 26th June 1939 in
Deauville, France, at the age of 65.
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