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Ford Madox Ford (who began publishing as Ford Madox Hueffer) was a significant figure in British and international modernism, and a prolific writer during the 1890s and the earlier part of the twentieth century. He produced fiction, criticism (of art, literature, and culture), autobiography, and other genres, and edited both the transatlantic review, which began and ended in 1924, and the English Review. Best remembered for the experimental aspects of his early novel The Good Soldier and of his war tetralogy, Parade's End, he was also a factor in the personal and literary development of two women writers, Violet Hunt and Jean Rhys.
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17 December 1873 Ford Hermann Hueffer (later FMF), British novelist, critic, and literary editor, was born at Merton in Surrey, the eldest in a family of three children. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1891 The teenage FMF, under the name Ford Madox H. Hueffer, published his first work: a fairy story for children entitled The Brown Owl, with 1892 on its title-page. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 March 1915 FMF, still as H. Ford Hueffer, published his best-known novel, The Good Soldier, A Tale of Passion, about a tragic love affair. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 8 October 1938 A year before his death, FMF published an ambitious work of literary criticism, The March of Literature from Confucius' Day to Our Own, with Dial of New York; the London edition followed in 1939. Bibliographic Citation link.
26 June 1939 FMF died at Deauville in France, where also he was buried. Bibliographic Citation link.
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