England and the English

England and the English

Ford Madox Ford

England and the English is Ford Madox Ford’s three-volume exploration of what it skill to be English, the following released in one quantity for the 1st time within the uk. beginning with the brilliantly impressionistic evocations of the chaotic strength of contemporary London within the first half, Ford proceeds to delve into the agricultural previous that has regularly been pointed out as being on the center of britain, earlier than concluding with an research of the formation of the English personality.

Throughout, Ford is the watchful outsider, perceptive, funny and affectionate in the direction of the complexities of Englishness. a desirable advent to the fashion and preoccupations of this seminal Modernist author, England and the English has specific resonance for our personal instances whilst the feel of nationwide id is back below scrutiny.

This edition contains Ford’s preface to the one-volume American version. Sara Haslam’s advent units the trilogy in its modern context and descriptions its value in Ford’s paintings.

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