"…Some interesting ephemera from [The Good Soldier's] later promotional history: nine index cards, ca. 1951, each containing this typed statement: 'Ford’s The Good Soldier is one of the fifteen or twenty greatest novels in English produced in our century' and signed and annotated by notable authors of the day. Evelyn Waugh amended the statement to say 'I think Ford’s The Good Soldier is one of the finest novels in English written in this century’; and hilariously, Christopher Isherwood offered his dissent, writing, ‘Sorry, but I don’t agree. Though I would gladly have signed such a statement regarding Parade’s End.’ Other enthusiasts include poet Horace Gregory, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jean Stafford, and longtime literary editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, Joseph Henry Jackson.” x

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