`The only novel of mine that I considered...at all to count'.
Ford's study of the complex social and sexual relationship between
an Edwardian English and American couple is narrated in such a
seemingly haphazard way that it has perplexed and delighted readers
since its publication in 1915. Despite its catalogue of death,
insanity, and despair, this `Tale of Passion' has many comic
moments, and has inspired the work of several distinguished
writers, including Graham Greene. This is the only annotated
student edition available.