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Record Number: 20181


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'a fervent young admirer exclaimed: "By Jove, the [underlined] Good Soldier [end underlining] is the finest novel in the English Language!" whereupon my friend Mr John Rodker who has always had a properly tempered admiration for my work remarked in his clear, slow drawl: "Ah yes, it is, but you have left out a word. It is the finest French novel in the English language!"'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 9 Jan 1926

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Rodker

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ford Madox Ford

Title:

Good Soldier, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20181

Source:

Print

Author:

Ford Madox Ford

Editor:

Sondra J. Stang

Title:

Correspondence of Ford Madox Ford and Stella Bowen, The

Place of Publication:

Bloomington

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

290

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ford Madox Ford, Sondra J. Stang (ed.), Correspondence of Ford Madox Ford and Stella Bowen, The (Bloomington, 1993), p. 290, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20181, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional author, Stella Bowen; additional editor Karen Cochran. The quotation is taken from Ford's dedicatory epistle for a new edition, to Stella Bowen.

   
   
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