Floreat Magdalena (Issue 14, 2015)

Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. Floreat Magdalena: The Magazine for Magdalen Members, Issue 14, 2015. Pp. 3.

Julian Barnes was one of several authors asked to contribute words about a single book that “Changed My Life”. He lists several authors of influence, including Kingsley Amis, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time, Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, Byron’s Don Juan, Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours de Voyage, and Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

The Good Soldier: Ford Madox Ford | “Preface” (Ellipses, 2005)

Notes on this edition: The Good Soldier: Ford Madox Ford. Edited by François Gallix. Paris: Ellipses, 2005. Pp. 102 + [10]. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN: 2729825290.

Julian Barnes’s preface to this publication is titled, “He Confused to Make Clear” (pp. [11]-15. The preface is published in English, while essays within the volume are either French or English.

First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (Folio Society, 2008)

Notes on this edition: First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords. London: Folio Society, 2008. Pp. 132. 19.9 x 13.4 cm (book). 20.8 x 14.2 cm (slipcase).

Julian Barnes’s foreword to Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier appears on pp. 122-130.

Other contributors of note found in this collection include: Peter Ackroyd, Philip Pullman, A. S. Byatt, Jonathan Coe, and William Trevor.


Ford Madox Ford, France and Provenance (Rodopi, 2011)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Ford and Provence”. Ford Madox Ford, France and Provenance. Edited by Dominique Lemarchal and Claire Davison-Pégon. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V., 2011. Pp. 297 + [23]. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN: 9789042033474.

Barnes’s essay appears on pp. 153-163. “An un-annotated version of this essay was first published in the Guardian, 21 August 2010, Review, 2-4, under the title ‘Ford Madox Ford’s passionate affair with Provence‘.”

Parade’s End | Ford Madox Ford (Penguin Books, 2012)

Notes on this edition: Ford Madox Ford. Parade’s End. London: Penguin Books, 2012. Pp. 836. 20 cm. ISBN: 9780141392196.

Julian Barnes wrote the introduction to this Penguin Classics reissue.

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (The Folio Society, 2008; Introduction)

Notes on this edition: Ford, Ford Madox. The Good Soldier. London: The Folio Society, 2008. Pp. xviii, 221. 23 cm. Illustrations by Philip Bannister.

Introduction by Julian Barnes on pages vii-xiv. Hard bound and housed in a slipcase, as issued by The Folio Society.