World Library  
  


  
Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

The Good Soldier

By Ford, Ford Madox

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000674897
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 498.16 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Good Soldier  
Author: Ford, Ford Madox
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: Penn State University's Electronic Classics

Citation

APA MLA Chicago

Ford, F. M. (n.d.). The Good Soldier. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


Excerpt
Excerpt: This is the saddest story I have ever heard. We had known the Ashburnhams for nine seasons of the town of Nauheim with an extreme intimacy--or, rather with an acquaintanceship as loose and easy and yet as close as a good glove?s with your hand. My wife and I knew Captain and Mrs Ashburnham as well as it was possible to know anybody, and yet, in another sense, we knew nothing at all about them. This is, I believe, a state of things only possible with English people of whom, till today, when I sit down to puzzle out what I know of this sad affair, I knew nothing whatever. Six months ago I had never been to England, and, certainly, I had never sounded the depths of an English heart. I had known the shallows.

 
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.