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  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099540670
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

The Good Soldier




A brilliant and heart-rending evocation of destructive passion.

A brilliant and heart-rending evocation of destructive passion.

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.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE HELLER

  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099540670
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

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Praise for The Good Soldier

The narrative casts a mesmeric spell... intelligent, beautifully written, heartfelt and true, and a great book

Sunday Times

An astounding novel

The Times

Sometimes the best presents come in small packages...masterful

Daily Telegraph

A central figure, artistically and influentially, in the modern movement...a masterpiece of Impressionism, as well as of intricate plotting, technical manipulation and powerful irony

Guardian

A sense of ambiguity and fluidity, of there being no absolutes, only relativities, is dazzlingly displayed in The Good Soldier

Economist

My favourite novel... You expect a boring novel about Edwardian marriages. This could not be more misleading. It’s a gothic melodrama with a high body count

Ned Beauman, Guardian

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