A Man Could Stand Up

Ford Madox Ford (1873 - 1939)

'A Man Could Stand Up' is the third, and culminating, part of Ford Madox Ford's 'Parade's End' tetralogy of novels, which begins with 'Some Do Not', followed by 'No More Parades', and whose coda would be 'Last Post'. While 'A Man Could Stand Up' can be appreciated on its own, it will make far better sense to a listener or reader already familiar with its predecessors. It's at once a war story (the middle section is set in the trenches in France, in 1918), a story of immense upheaval in social mores, and a passionate, if extraordinarily restrained, love story. Just like, say, Virginia Woofe's 'Mrs Dalloway', published the previous year, Ford's novel is pitched at readers who are assumed to be highly literate and well-educated. (Summary by Peter Dann)

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Epistle Dedicatory Peter Dann
Play 02 Part 1, Chapter 1 Peter Dann
Play 03 Part 1, Chapter 2 Peter Dann
Play 04 Part 1, Chapter 3 Peter Dann
Play 05 Part 2, Chapter 1 Peter Dann
Play 06 Part 2, Chapter 2 Peter Dann
Play 07 Part 2, Chapter 3 Peter Dann
Play 08 Part 2, Chapter 4 Peter Dann
Play 09 Part 2, Chapter 5 Peter Dann
Play 10 Part 2, Chapter 6 Peter Dann
Play 11 Part 3, Chapter 1 Peter Dann
Play 12 Part 3, Chapter 2 Peter Dann