Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed Last Post by Ford Madox Ford for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:
Ford seems to be saying by the end of the war the values of the elite class have been destroyed or made meaningless. There be Tory English monsters in Last Post. General Campion, although Christopehr Tietjens’ own godfather, believed Sylvia’s lies and sent Christopher to the front. Also returning is the vindictive gossip Ruggles, who worked as one of Sylvia’s minions. Afraid that Christopher will ask for debts to be repaid, Edith Ethel Duchemin scandalizes his name. As if local people were not “beastly” (a key word in the novel) enough, we meet the new-rich American Mrs. de Bray Pape, who is so deluded and conceited that she believes she is the reincarnation of Louis XIV’s consort.
Read the full review.
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