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Publication Order of The Fifth Queen Books

The Fifth Queen (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Privy Seal: His Last Venture (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fifth Queen Crowned (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Parade's End Books

Some Do Not (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
No More Parades (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man Could Stand Up (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Post (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Feather (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shifting of the Fire (With: Joseph Conrad) (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Questions at the Well (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen Who Flew (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
Romance (With: Joseph Conrad) (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inheritors (With: Joseph Conrad) (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hans Holbein (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Benefactor (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spirit of the People (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
An English Girl (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Apollo (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Half Moon (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of a Crime (With: Joseph Conrad) (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs from London (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Portrait (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ladies Whose Bright Eyes (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Germany: Eleven sets of verse (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Simple Life Limited (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Panel (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Humpty-Dumpty (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desirable Alien (With: Violet Hunt) (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Lovell (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Fleight (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Soldier (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zeppelin Nights (With: Violet Hunt) (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marsden Case (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Bosphorus and the Music (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mirror to France (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
New York Is Not America (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Little Less Than Gods (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parade's End (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Enemy (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Yesterday (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Wicked Man (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rash Act (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry for Hugh (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Provence (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vive Le Roy (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Trade Route (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rossetti (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul of London (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of the Country (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
England and the English (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancient Lights and Certain New Reflections (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Critical Attitude (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry James, a critical study (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thus to Revisit (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
New York Essays (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The English Novel (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Was the Nightingale (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portraits From Life (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mightier Than The Sword (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The March of Literature (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critical Writings of Ford Madox Ford (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters of Ford Madox Ford (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories and Impressions (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of the Good Soldier (With: Violet Hunt) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of Our Own Times (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Monstrous Regiment of Women (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Brown Owl (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of the Night (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christina's Fairy Book (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Inland and Other Poems (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Poems (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Richard Hannay Books

with John Buchan
The Thirty-Nine Steps (By: John Buchan) (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greenmantle (By: John Buchan) (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Standfast (By: John Buchan) (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Hostages (By: John Buchan) (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courts Of The Morning (By: John Buchan) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island of Sheep (By: John Buchan) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ford Madox Ford
Ford Madox Ford was born in Surrey, England on December 17, 1873 to Francis Hueffer and Catherine Madox Brown, and was the oldest of three kids, his sister was Juliet Hueffer (wife of David Soskice and mom of Frank Soskice) and his brother was Oliver Madox Hueffer. Ford’s mom was English while his dad, who became the music critic for The Times, was German.

His paternal grandpa (Johann Hermann Huffer) was the first to publish Westphalian poet and author Annette von Droste-Hulshoff.

His mom’s older half-sister, named Lucy Madox Bron, was the wife of William Michael Rossetti and the mom of Olivia Rossetti Agresti.

Ford was named after his maternal grandpa Ford Madox Brown (the pre-Raphaelite painter) and whose biography Ford would later write.

After their dad died Oliver and Ford went to live with their grandpa in London. Ford went to the University College School in London, however he never studied at university. At the age of 18, in November of 1892, he became a Catholic, which was very much at the encouragement of some of the other Hueffer relatives, however was partly galled by the militant atheism and anarchism of some of his English cousins.

He wrote more than 60 works: criticism, novels, poems, travel essays, and reminiscences. Ford worked as the editor of the English Review and the Transatlantic Review. He collaborated with Joseph Conrad on “Romance”, “The Inheritors”, and other works.

In 1894, he eloped with Elsie Martindale (who was his school girlfriend). The couple got married in Gloucester and moved to Bonnington. In 1901, the couple moved to Winchelsea. They had Christina in 1897 and Katharine in 1900. Ford’s neighbors while they were in Winchelsea included Stephen Crane, HG Wells, WH Hudson, and Henry James (in Rye, located close by).

He suffered from an agoraphobic breakdown because of marital and financial problems in 1904, and went to Germany in order to spend time with his family there and undergo some treatments.

Then in 1909, he left his wife in order to set up a home with Isobel Violet Hunt (an English writer), with whom he published The English Review, a literary magazine. Ford’s wife refused to divorce him and he tried becoming a German citizen in order to obtain a divorce in Germany. Which was unsuccessful. A reference in one illustrated paper to Violet Hunt being “Mrs. Ford Madox Hueffer” gave rise to Mrs. Elsie taking a successful libel action against him in 1913. His relationship with Hunt did not end up surviving through the Great War.

Ford was writing under the name of Ford Madox Hueffer, however he changed it to Ford Madox Ford once World War I ended in 1919, partly because a Teutonic name was in those days disagreeable and partly to fulfill the terms of a tiny legacy. And he was possibly trying to avoid more lawsuits from Elsie in the event of Stella, his new companion, being referred to as “Mrs. Hueffer’.

From 1918 to 1927, he lived with Stella Bowen, who was an Australian artist that was 20 years younger than him. Together they had a daughter named Julia Madox Ford, born in 1920.

Then in the early 1930s, he established a relationship with Janice Biala, who was a Polish born artist from New York, who’d illustrated many of Ford’s later books. It lasted until late in the 1930s.

He spent the final years of his life teaching at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan.

He resided in both the United States and France and died in the year 1939 at the age of 65. He had taken ill in Honfleur, France in June of 1939 and died in Deauville shortly after. Ford is known for having said that if you turn to page 99 and read, then the quality of the whole book is going to be revealed to you.

“The Feather” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 1892. Once upon a time there was this King that reigned over a country to date, for some reason that you might learn later on, undiscovered in a most lovely country, filled with all this land of dappled meadows green dales and groves of oak, sweet rivers, a green cup in a circlet of mountains, and in whose shadow the grass was the greenest. The only road to enter the country lay up the boiling and steep waterfalls, and thereafter through the rugged passes, the channels which the rivers went and cut for themselves.

Therefore, like you might be imagining, the dwellers in this land weren’t too troubled by inroads of hostile nations, and they lived their peaceful lives, managing their own affairs, and troubling little about the whole rest of the world.

“The Good Soldier” is a stand alone novel that was released in 1915. A Tale of Passion, like its subtitle declares, this novel relates the complex sexual and social relationships between an English couple and an American couple, and the growing awareness by John Dowell (the American narrator) of the passions and intrigues behind their orderly Edwardian facade.

It’s the attitude of Dowell his uncertainty, his puzzlement, and the apparently haphazard manner of his narration which make this novel as mysterious and powerful as it is.

Despite its catalogue of despair, death, and insanity, this novel has so many comic moments, and has inspired the work of several distinguished authors, which includes Graham Greene.

“Some Do Not” is the first novel in the “Parade’s End” series and was released in 1924. Christopher Tietjens is an unconventional and brilliant mathematician. He’s married to the unfaithful yet dazzling Sylvia, when (during a rather turbulent weekend), he meets this young Suffragette named Valetine Wannop.

Valentine and Christopher are close to becoming lovers until he’s got to return to his World War I regiment. Unfortunately, Christopher (suffering from amnesia and shell shock) gets sent on back to London. An unforgettable exploration of the tensions of a society that is confronting power, catastrophe, sexuality, violence, and madness, and this narrative examines a critical moment in our history and time.

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