The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion
For nine years, John Dowell and his wife have spent the summer season at a German spa town in the company of the respectable Ashburnhams. Behind the placid exterior of their lives lie the destructive passions of men and women. When Dowell's world breaks apart, he tells his story as intimately as to a silent listener across the fireplace of a country cottage. 'Who in this world knows anything of any other heart -- or of his own?'.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JVioland - LibraryThing
An impressionistic work of English life right before the outbreak of WWI. Told in a series of flash-backs, it skips around and is nonchronological. Somewhat difficult to read, but worthwhile. You get ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rmaitzen - LibraryThing
I found this book depressingly claustrophobic. I wanted to gather up all the characters (including the narrator) and just bang their heads together. Or throw them off a cliff. Happily (OK, unhappily ... Read full review