Ford Madox Ford

The Fifth Queen

Read by Elizabeth Klett

The Fifth Queen trilogy is a series of connected historical novels by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. It consists of three novels, The Fif…

The Good Soldier

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The Good Soldier (1915) "... is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedies of the lives of two seemingly perfect couples.…

The Soul of London

Read by Cori Samuel

'Most of us love places very much as we may love what, for us, are the distinguished men of our social lives. [...] We are, all of us who ar…

The Good Soldier (Version 2)

Read by Peter Dann

First published in 1915, The Good Soldier might be characterised as a melodrama of English upper class infidelities, cut into little pieces,…

Some Do Not...

Read by Peter Dann

Set immediately before and during the Great War, Some Do Not... is a tale of social cruelty among the English upper classes that pits real h…

No More Parades

Read by Peter Dann

When No More Parades was first published in 1925, a critic in The Observer wrote of the first 100 pages that they "easily surpass in tr…

The Desirable Alien at Home in Germany

Read by Barbara Baker

A travel journal of a year the author spent in Germany. With a preface and two additional chapters by her partner, the novelist Ford Madox F…

Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance

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Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though…

Ring for Nancy: A Sheer Comedy

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Major Edward Brent Foster is on his way to a house in the country to stay with his aunt and uncle. So are his fiancée Olympia Peabody…


Read by Phil Benson

BLAST, edited by Wyndham Lewis and subtitled 'Review of the Great British Vortex', was the magazine of the short-lived Vorticist movement in…

Short Poetry Collection 205

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This is a collection of 69 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for June 2020.

A Man Could Stand Up

Read by Peter Dann

'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 …

The Inheritors (Version 2)

Read by Mark Leder

An invading group from the Fourth Dimension takes over a corrupt Earth - Summary by Mark Leder


Read by Mark Leder

Second of three collaborations between Conrad and Ford. The hero and narrator, John Kemp, gets involved with smugglers, Caribbean pirates, …

The Queen Who Flew: A Fairy Tale

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In this delightful tale, the naive and sheltered Queen Eldrida learns the secret of flight from her friend the bat and sets off by air for a…

Privy Seal: His Last Venture

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This is the second book in Ford's Fifth Queen trilogy, a series of historical novels presenting a fictionalized version of the life of Katha…

Last Post

Read by Peter Dann

This is the last novel in Ford Madox Ford's "Parade's End" tetralogy. Its predecessors "Some Do Not", "No More Para…

The Fifth Queen Crowned

Read by Mark Leder

This is the final book of Ford's The Fifth Queen trilogy, a series of historical novels presenting a fictionalized version of the life of Ka…

Ladies Whose Bright Eyes: A Romance (1911 version)

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After a train accident, one Mr. Sorrell finds himself transported back to the Middle Ages, where he is mistaken for a Greek slave who works …

The Feather

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The headstrong Princess Ernalie is one day carried off from her kingdom by an eagle. Unable to return home because of impassable terrain, sh…

Short Poetry Collection 237

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This is a collection of 34 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for February 2023.