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Ladies Whose Bright Ey...
Ladies Whose Bright Eyes: A Romance
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1912 Original Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Company Subjects: Fiction / General Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary Fiction / Mystery
Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Ecco Press
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That Ford's corpus remains largely unread, if understandable, is unfortunate. Though none of his other works reach the heights of Parade's End or The Good Soldier, there is much available here, especially for one who enjoys Ford's artistry in his two masterpieces. LWBE treats some of the same ideas, though on a much briefer scale - it feels like a novella, though it's too long for that categorization. It is a well done novel in several ways, though many of its strengths are perhaps so quiet that...more
“Ladies Whose Bright Eyes” by Ford Madox Ford, under the pseudonym Daniel Chaucer, is a hilarious, yet subtly tragic, novel that may have, in part, been intended as a parody of Mark Twain’s chest-beating, jingoistic, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". It is better researched than Twain's book, including the descriptions of the comically detailed litigious debates, like that between the Lady Blanch and the abbess of the local convent who dispute the right to hold the Egerton-Tamworth...more
Jan 26, 2011 Emily rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Diana Gabaldon, Heather Ordover of Craftlit
Prereq: Twain's *Connecticut Yankee*. For the time travel medievalist geek, without the action-movie clench of Crichton's *Timeline* or the paperwork tangles of Connie Willis. For everyone else, skip ahead to 4/5 of the way through the book and read the Ladies' joust.
Ford Madox Ford was the author of over 60 works: novels, poems, criticism, travel essays, and reminiscences. His work includes The Good Soldier, Parade's End, The Rash Act, and Ladies Whose Bright Eyes. He worked as the editor of the English Review and the Transatlantic Review and collaborated with Joseph Conrad on The Inheritors, Romance, and other works. Ford lived in both France and the United...moreMore about Ford Madox Ford...