Some Do Not ... & No More Parades (2019)

Some Do Not ... & No More Parades Ford Madox Ford Some Do Not No More Parades With his acclaimed masterpiece Parade s End Ford Madox Ford set himself a work of immense scale and ambition I wanted the Novelist in fact to appear in his really proud position as historian of his o
  • Title: Some Do Not ... & No More Parades
  • Author: Ford Madox Ford
  • ISBN: 9780722136126
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
Some Do Not ... & No More Parades Ford Madox Ford With his acclaimed masterpiece Parade s End, Ford Madox Ford set himself a work of immense scale and ambition I wanted the Novelist in fact to appear in his really proud position as historian of his own time The subject was the world as it culminated in the war Published in four parts between 1924 and 1928, his extraordinary novel centers on Christopher Tietjens,With his acclaimed masterpiece Parade s End, Ford Madox Ford set himself a work of immense scale and ambition I wanted the Novelist in fact to appear in his really proud position as historian of his own time The subject was the world as it culminated in the war Published in four parts between 1924 and 1928, his extraordinary novel centers on Christopher Tietjens, an officer and a gentleman the last English Tory and follows him from the secure, orderly world of Edwardian England into the chaotic madness of the First World War Against the backdrop of a world at war, Ford recounts the complex sexual warfare between Tietjens and his faithless wife, Sylvia A work of truly amazing subtlety and profundity, Parade s End affirms Graham Greene s prediction There is no novelist of this century likely to live than Ford Madox Ford.
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  1. Eddie Watkins

    Upon reading this, the first novel in Ford Madox Ford s tetralogy Parade s End, I realized that far too many of my vital energies are dissipated in the observation and contemplation of boobs and asses Not that Ford addresses this issue at any great length in Some Do Not , but one character is described as having very little sex instinct , as a kind of compliment in that it allows her to engage in fruitful activities unburdened by sexual politics and maneuverings Ford of course did not have in m [...]

  2. Debbie Bassett

    What a stunning tour de force Although Ford is a bit confusing in his arrangement of parts, I read this book still with the haze of the recent HBO production of Parade s End in my mind, so I found the discontinuity manageable The story is also an antidote to the currently popular and overly hawked Downton Abbey, which I have just sworn off of What makes a novel good Well, Christopher Tietjens is a fine hero a younger son, a brilliant mind, and an out moded and almost accidentally received moral [...]

  3. carltheaker

    If you re too good, people will hate you appears to be the theme.Having almost scratched my eyes out with The Good Soldier , or I shouldsay I couldn t appreciate the convoluted style, I promised to focus even this time, and Parade is a better readF likes to open scenes with no context, so you don t have any ideawhat is going on and you have to figure it out from the conversation,which makes it difficult reading at times.England 1910, two good friends Tietjens MacMaster are 30ish, civil servantsw [...]

  4. David Edmonds

    Some do not what You must read it to find out Parade s end may become my favourite of the great British 20th Century sequences, alongside the Balkan Levant trilogies, Raj Quartet, and satisfying than A Dance to the Music of Time Once in tune with the time shifting I savoured every page And it s to be a BBC series bbc pressoffice presrdmadoxford conference.weebl

  5. Kate

    I adored this book Absolutely stunning prose in highly original structure Not the easiest read but worth the effort Read it over 10 years ago and still rates as my favourite recommend highly.

  6. Simon Mcleish

    Originally published on my blog here in September 2000.The character of Christopher Tietjens dominates the first novel of Ford s Parade s End sequence about the effects of the First World War as he does all four His central place is because he represents much of the decent side of the old gentlemanly world destroyed in that conflict.Strangely enough, in Some Do Not, no part of the war is portrayed it is mainly about the relationship between Tietjens and his wife Sylvia This is what starts to unr [...]

  7. Chelsea

    This is the first installment of Ford Madox Ford s Quadrilogy, Parade s End, which is one of my ambitious summer reading selections The book s narration moves fluidly back and forth through time and follows protagonist, Christopher Tietjens, a man struggling with a set of old fashioned English gentleman values in a rapidly modernizing world Tietjens describes the first World War as a war between the 18th century and the 20th century In this environment old fashioned morals and social restrictio [...]

  8. Terri

    It took lots of time to read this book and many times I had to put it down and pick up another book The book is actually four books with several parts in each book The characters thoughts and feelings before, during and after the World War I were provided in detail Ford also gave us differing points of view of the soldier on the front lines and the folks back home The author described the public opinions about war and relationships, along with the changes in views after the war The story was bas [...]

  9. Kristin

    This had a lot in common with War and Peace, the whole saga like atmosphere focusing on a few related characters and their lives as they take place during wartime or leading up to it I really enjoyed the segues back into time that, according to the introduction to my copy of the volume, are supposed to show how a mind is confused after being at war and also how it shows how events interrelate and remind one of other events in one s life I look forward to reading the other three volumes, esp as I [...]

  10. Therese Noble

    A difficult novel to read for two reasons Ford s structure took some adjusting to and when I eventually figured out that he would drop in a new part of the story which he wouldn t elaborate until 50 to 100 pages later, I settled into it However, that didn t make it any enjoyable.Secondly, Christopher Tietjens sense of honour as an English gentleman of a very elite class, and as a husband and son in this narrow world, just became annoying Having persisted for just over 900 pages, it was frustrat [...]

  11. Anna

    These are extraordinary books I first read them about 25 years ago and was very impressed then inspired by the very good TV version retread them September 2012 I have yet to read the fourth one and am interested to see whether some of the scenes in the Stoppard screenplay come up in the final book The three books are beautifully constructed, with dramatic flashbacks and changes of pace The characters are so deeply portrayed they are real human beings even the dreadful Sylvia is not wholly bad an [...]

  12. Yeemay

    Fascinating intriguing read I found it very funny in parts but then wondered if it was meant to be ironic The streams of consciousness was so modern, the ideas and the s examined complex and multilayered Definitely rereading again just for the joy of the language Love the main characters, too Christopher saint or annoyng anachronism Sylvie banshee or just thwarted woman who supposedly can have evyrthing except what she wants It made me spend lots of time thinking about what I d read after I read [...]

  13. John

    No More Parades , the second part of the tetralogy Parades End would be as brilliant as the first had it not been for the tedious descriptions of army life on the supply lines to the Western Front, and the confusing military acronyms Ford Madox Ford continues, otherwise, to draw vivid descriptions of the behaviour, thoughts and motives of his main characters and elaborates upon on how British society, and its attitudes, changed irrevocably during World War One.

  14. John

    Beautifully written and a compulsive read The characters are wonderfully drawn I learnt so much about how British society worked in the run up to, and during, World War One The Old Order was destroyed forever, dramatically and, for many individuals, devastatingly.I m about to embark on the second book in the Parades End trilogy, No More Parades There is a fourth volume, which I believe is of a sequel than it is a novel to complete a tetralogy.

  15. Te

    So very heart aching So, very, very interior a painstakingly drawn and thus occasionally painful to read portrait of the inner life of a man struggling to adhere to his own honour in a world which seems to have abandoned all notion of such Deciding between his unfaithful wife and devoted mistress in waiting, and set against the First World War, Christopher Tietjens strives in a picture of crumbling certainties in a changing world.Yeah, this book really upset me.

  16. MyBookAffair

    This book deals with Teitjen s time as a captain at a supplies depot, close to the Front during World War One He has left Valentine and England behind, but Sylvia, on the war path, follows him to France and stirs up a world of trouble in the process To read my full review see mybookaffair 2012 10 n

  17. Ian Hartley

    Watched BBC adaptation and then bought the book I had a holiday and it took a week to read but it was excellent The characters are complex and rounded and the portrayal of the Great War is funny and heartbreaking by turns must be one of the greatest novels of the last century The BBC series is a fabulous adaptation with great production values just a bit too condensed

  18. Jane

    Wonderful the last parts of Parade s End, Ford s brilliant books about a man out of touch with his times The protagonist holds on to his old school values in a Britain that s rapidly changing after World War I Sometimes you admire him for his tenacity at other times you want to kick some sense into him.

  19. Kitty

    The sense of understanding every permutation of a character s psychology, even in the midst of a situation as unimaginably awful as the trenches of the First World War, is so intense that I am now missing this book very much and wishing I hadn t finished it.

  20. MyBookAffair

    If the measure of a book is how easily it transports you to another place, then Ford Maddox Ford s novel, Some Do Not , is certainly a masterpiece For full review see mybookaffair 2012 09 s

  21. Patrick

    Had the Vintage paperback for well nigh on twenty years Should be in my line but could never quite get a hold of it somehow Pity Still, try again someday I expect.

  22. Lesley Eirich

    Loved this book, beautiful prose, if a bit strenuous due to constant consultation of the dictionary Definitely merits re reading Great insights into England of the early 20th century.

  23. Peter

    More coherent than the first Parades End novel Wonderfully scathing about the command structure of the British Army in the trenches.

  24. Helen Stanton

    Not an way read but Very absorbing d some great nasty characters Will def read the other 3 eventually

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