Ford Madox Ford


Born
in Merton, Surrey, England
December 17, 1873

Died
June 26, 1939

Genre

Influences


Ford Madox Ford, born Ford Hermann Hueffer, was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, were instrumental in the development of early 20th-century English literature.

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 collaborated with Joseph Conrad on The Inheritors, Romance, and other works. Ford lived in both France and the United States and died in 1939.

Average rating: 3.76 · 29,125 ratings · 2,232 reviews · 232 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Good Soldier

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3.72 avg rating — 20,711 ratings — published 1915 — 454 editions
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Parade's End

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3.91 avg rating — 5,135 ratings — published 1928 — 76 editions
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Some Do Not...

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3.85 avg rating — 614 ratings — published 1924 — 42 editions
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No More Parades

4.01 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 1925 — 42 editions
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Some Do Not ... & No More P...

4.04 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 1924 — 3 editions
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The Fifth Queen

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A Man Could Stand Up

4.05 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 1926 — 43 editions
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The Last Post

3.75 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1928 — 29 editions
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The Inheritors

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2.96 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1901 — 107 editions
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“We are all so afraid, we are all so alone, we all so need from the outside the assurance of our own worthiness to exist. So, for a time, if such a passion come to fruition, the man will get what he wants. He will get the moral support, the encouragement, the relief from the sense of loneliness, the assurance of his own worth. But these things pass away; inevitably they pass away as the shadows pass across sundials. It is sad, but it is so. The pages of the book will become familiar; the beautiful corner of the road will have been turned too many times. Well, this is the saddest story.”
Ford Madox Ford

“Higher than the beasts, lower than the angels, stuck in our idiot Eden.”
Ford Madox Ford, Parade's End

“I know nothing - nothing in the world - of the hearts of men. I only know that I am alone - horribly alone.”
Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier

Polls

2016 1st Quarter Long Read

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.1%

 
  19 votes, 13.0%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.6%

1965, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.3%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.3%

1870, Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 733 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.5%

 
  7 votes, 4.8%

1982, North and South by John Jakes, 812 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.1%

1928, Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford, 836 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  5 votes, 3.4%

1993, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1474 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.7%

1836, Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens, 688 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1985, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1983, Helliconia by Brian W. Aldiss, 1305 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1987, The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, 656 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1863, Romola by George Eliot, 688 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1980, Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, 912 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1948, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, 740 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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