Friday, June 08, 2007

Favourite mystery cover #24

The Marsden Case by F. M. Ford (pseudonym of Ford Madox Ford)

First published in 1923 by Duckworth (UK).

Ford Madox Ford (1873 - 1939) was born in England and died in France. As well as writing dozens of novels, he founded The English Review in 1908 and published such writers as D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells and Henry James.

He later stayed in the Latin quarter of Paris, where he befriended and later published Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound and Jean Rhys. Ford was the model for the character of Braddocks in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.

No comments: