Ford Madox Ford, Parade's End

Laura Colombino (Università di Genova)
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“There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade’s End is one of them”, claimed W.H. Auden in 1961 (qtd. inHarvey, 467), echoed by Graham Greene, who asked in rhetorical fashion: “[h]as a novel ever before been lit as carefully as a stage production?” (10). For Anthony Burgess, it is “the finest novel about the First World War” (qtd. in Mill, 219) and Malcolm Bradbury considered it “a central Modernist novel of the 1920s, in which it is exemplary” (qtd. in Hawkes, 13). In spite of such authoritative endorsements, Parade’s End has undergone changing fortunes ever since the f…

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Citation: Colombino, Laura. "Parade's End". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2018 [, accessed 26 February 2024.]

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