The meeting of John and Florence Dowell and Edward and Leonora Ashbumham in a German health spa is the centre of a train of lies, deceptions, adulterous love triangles and deaths. John Dowell, a memorably "unreliable" narrator, calls it "the saddest story I have ever heard". His narrative distance stems partly from the distance in time of the events, partly from his absence from some of them, but mostly from his ignorance or denial of realities as intimate as his wife's serial deception.
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This is the most intriguing, shocking and original book I have ever read. . . . The Good Soldier is the only book I have ever read and wanted to read again immediately . . . ( The Times 21/04/01)
beautifully written, a wonderful novel but old-fashioned ( Norah Naish, Western Daily Press (Bristol))
A brilliant and heart-rending evocation of destructive passion.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141181192
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141181192