The Saddest Story – “The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford

Reading Through the BS

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford, Published in 1915

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There is something wonderfully unconventional about how Ford tells this story. The narrator,    Dowell, meanders through his life and what has occurred but in exactly the way we all tell stories. He gets sidetracked, he misses parts, he returns to missed explanations – it is back and forth, and bit by bit the pieces of the story fill in to create a whole view, though unreliable, of what has happened.  As Dowell writes he imagines that he is speaking to someone.

     So I shall just imagine myself for a fortnight or so at one side of the fireplace of a     country cottage, with a sympathetic soul opposite me. And I shall go on talking, in a low voice while the sea sounds in the distance and overhead the great black flood of wind polishes the…

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