The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

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Ford Madox Ford wrote The Good Soldier, the book on which his reputation most surely rests, in deliberate emulation of the nineteenth-century French novels he so admired. In this way he was able to explore the theme of sexual betrayal and its poisonous after-effects with a psychological intimacy as yet unknown in the English novel.

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The 72nd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 7th on Robert McCrum's top 10 books of the twentieth century (The Guardian)
  3. - 13th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  4. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  5. - 13th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  6. - 30th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 43rd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  8. - 44th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  9. - 63rd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  10. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (
  11. - "Our Readable Century", The Best Books of the 20th Century (January Magazine)
  12. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  13. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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