Gibson's Book Club reads The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford

Gibson's Book Club reads The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford

Monday, January 12, at 7 PM

A masterpiece of early modernism, The Good Soldier tells the story of the unfolding relationships between two couples at the beginning of the 20th century in the words of an archetypal 'unreliable narrator'. Its portrayal of the destruction of a civilized elite is a work of unforgettable power and literary skill.  

Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.

Most of these titles are in paperback, or should be by the time we'll read them, and they will all be discounted 25% from the publisher's price for the following year, whether you join us for meetings or not.

All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m...

Event date: 
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 S Main St
03301 Concord
The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion Cover Image
By Ford Madox Ford, David Bradshaw (Introduction by), David Bradshaw (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141441849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 18th, 2007

When John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham, they appear to be the perfect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and intelligent. However, what lies beneath the surface of their marriage is far more sinister and their influence leads John into a tragic drama that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.