Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford, 1873–1939, English author; grandson of Ford Madox Brown. He changed his name legally from Ford Madox Hueffer in 1919. The author of over 60 works including novels, poems, criticism, travel essays, and reminiscences, Ford also edited the English Review (1908–11) and the Transatlantic Review (1924, Paris); among his contributors were Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, and D. H. Lawrence. Ford's most important fictional works are The Good Soldier (1915), a subtle and complex novel about the relationship of two married couples, and a tetralogy (1924–28): Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, and The Last Post (pub. together as Parade's End, 1950). These works reveal the collapse of the Tory-Christian virtues under the violence and social hypocrisy that culminated in World War I. Ford collaborated with Joseph Conrad on The Inheritors (1901), Romance (1903), and other works. His memoir of Conrad (1924) discusses the narrative techniques that the two writers evolved. Toward the end of his life, Ford lived in France and the United States and was a member of the faculty of Olivet College in Michigan.

See his letters (ed. by R. M. Ludwig, 1965); biographies by F. MacShane (1965), A. Mizener (1971, repr. 1985), and J. Wiesenfarth (2005); studies by F. MacShane, ed. (1972), S. Stand, ed. (1981), A. B. Snitow (1984), and R. A. Cassell, ed. (1987).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Ford Madox Ford: Selected full-text books and articles

Ford Madox Ford By Kenneth Young Longmans, Green, 1956
Critical Writings of Ford Madox Ford By Ford Madox Ford; Frank MacShane University of Nebraska Press, 1964
"It Is All a Darkness": Death, Narrative Therapy, and Ford Madox Ford's 'The Good Soldier' By Womack, Kenneth Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 38, No. 3, Summer 2002
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"For I Am but a Girl": Female Power in Ford Madox Ford's "The Brown Owl" By Campbell, Lori M Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2001
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A Jungian Approach to Ford Madox Ford's the Good Soldier; John Dowell Meets the Shadow By Gordon-Dueck, Julie Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, March 2004
The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion By Ford Madox Ford; Thomas C. Moser Oxford University Press, 1990
Modern British Fiction By Mark Schorer Oxford University Press, 1961
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Notes on the Labyrinth of Design in The Good Soldier"
Parade's End By Ford Madox Ford Alfred A. Knopf, 1950
The Nature of a Crime By Joseph Conrad; Ford Ford Madox Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924
The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story By Joseph Conrad; Ford Madox Ford University of Liverpool Press, 1999
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