Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
A masterly novel of destruction and regeneration, Parade’s End follows the story of aristocrat Christopher Tietjens as his world is shattered by the First World War. Tracing the psychological damage inflicted by battle, the collapse of England’s secure Edwardian values – embodied in Christopher’s wife, the beautiful, cruel socialite Sylvia – and the beginning of a new age, epitomized by the suffragette Valentine Wannop, Parade’s End is an elegy for both the war dead and the passing of a way of life.
‚The finest English novel about the Great War’
‚The best novel by a British writer … It is also the finest novel about the First World War. It is also the finest novel about the nature of British society’