The official TV tie-in to the new BBC adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's epic novel, with an introduction by Tom Stoppard.
A story of love, passion, cruelty and tragedy set against the backdrop of the First World War, Ford Madox Ford's monumental novel comes to our screens this autumn as a major BBC adaptation with a screenplay by the legendary playwright Tom Stoppard.
Film and TV stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Rupert Everett, Rebecca Hall and Miranda Richardson will come together to tell the story of aristocratic civil servant Christopher Tietjens's troubled relationship with his socialite wife, Sylvia and his love affair with high-spirited suffragette Valentine. Set between 1911 and the end of the First World War, the story also deals with Tietjens's traumas in France and Belgium, the experiences of the two women in wartime England and the erosion of the Edwardian values that Tietjens's holds dear.
About the Author
Ford Madox Ford was born on 17 December 1873 in Merton, Devon. He began writing in the 1890s and both his fiction and his criticism are celebrated. His most famous works are The Good Soldier (1915) and Parade's End (1924-8). His other major contribution to literature was the foundation of the English Review in 1908 and the Transatlantic Review in 1924. Ford changed his surname from Hueffer in 1919 after serving in the British army in France during the First World War. After 1927 Ford lived in the United States and France, and he died in Deauville on 26 June 1939.
"The finest English novel about the Great War." Guardian
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 18th September 2012
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.6