Some Do Not . . .: A Novel (Parade's End #1) (Paperback)
Christopher Tietjens, a brilliant, unconventional mathematician, is married to the dazzling yet unfaithful Sylvia when, during a turbulent weekend, he meets a young Suffragette by the name of Valentine Wannop. Christopher and Valentine are on the verge of becoming lovers until he must return to his World War I regiment. Ultimately, Christopher, shell-shocked and suffering from amnesia, is sent back to London. An unforgettable exploration of the tensions of a society confronting catastrophe, sexuality, power, madness, and violence, this narrative examines time and a critical moment in history.
About the Author
Ford Madox Ford was an editor, an essayist, a critic, an advocate, and a novelist. He is the author of The Good Soldier, Parade’s End, and The Rash Act, and the coauthor, with Joseph Conrad, of The Inheritors and Romance. Max Saunders is a professor of English and the codirector of the Center for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London. He is the author of Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life and Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature and the editor of Ford’s Selected Poems and War Prose.
"There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parades’s End is one of them." —W. H. Auden, poet, Thank You, Fog
"[Ford] was the only Englishman who stood alongside the great 'moderns': Joyce, Eliot, and Pound." —Peter Ackroyd, novelist, The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling