Parade's End (Tetralogy)
by Ford Madox Ford (1924 thru 1928)
Ford Madox Ford (17 December 1873 – 26 June 1939), born Ford Hermann Hueffer was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review
and The Transatlantic Review
, were instrumental in the development of early 20th-century English literature. He is now best remembered for The Good Soldier
(1915), the Parade's End
tetralogy (1924–28) and The Fifth Queen
was published in four parts between 1924 and 1928. This extraordinary tetralogy centers on Christopher Tietjens, an officer and a gentleman—“the last English Tory”—and follows him from the secure, orderly world of Edwardian England into the chaotic madness of the First World War. Against the backdrop of a world at war, Ford recounts the complex sexual warfare between Tietjens and his faithless wife, Sylvia.
Some Do Not
No More Parades
A Man Could Stand Up
The Last Post
I originally uploaded the first three books as three separate files a couple of months ago. Since then I've obtained a copy of the fourth book, The Last Post, and decided to compile a single ebook containing all four books of this tetralogy. To avoid confusion I deleted the other epub/mobi versions.
Some improvements (hopefully) have been made during the proofing process, including the addition of 'curly' double quotes, ellipses (precomposed glyphs), em-dashes and a TOC. Various typos were corrected along the way.
Update 23 Mar 2014:
I had misplaced the source files for this ebook quite some time ago and was unable to incorporate the corrections given to me by Guildenstern, a fellow mobileread member. As is usual with these things, it was cleverly hidden exactly where I saved it.
This version includes 70+ typographic corrections and sports a new book cover. Due to uncertain copyright I also removed the book covers that were included within the ebook itself.
For the most part the changes are minor but do make for a better reading experience since typos tend to stick out and distract from the flow. My grateful thanks to Guildenstern for his thorough review of the original ebook and for all the suggestions he made!
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