Hailed as "the greatest modern war novel from a British writer" (Malcolm Bradbury), this masterwork from Ford Madox Ford is now the subject of a five-part BBC production written by Tom Stoppard and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Parade's End, first published as four separate novels between 1924 and 1928, explores the world of the English ruling class as it descends into the chaos of war and dissolves in its aftermath. Christopher Tietjens is an officer from a wealthy family who finds himself torn between his unfaithful socialite wife Sylvia and his suffragette mistress Valentine, in a profound portrait of one man's internal struggles during a time of brutal world conflict.
"There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade's End is one of them." óW.H. Auden