About the Author
Ford Madox Ford was an English writer and critic, best known for his novel The Good Soldier, considered to be one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century; the Parade's End tetralogy, which was influenced by Ford's military service during the First World War; and The Fifth Queen trilogy, which chronicles the life of Henry VIII's ill-fated wife, Katherine Howard. As a critic, Ford championed new literature and literary experimentation, and his journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, launched the careers of critically acclaimed authors like Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, and Ernest Hemingway. Ford died in 1939 at the age of 65.
Ralph Cosham is an award-winning narrator of stories on children's audiocassettes. He has narrated such classics as: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Classic Stories and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. His version of Classic Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe was awarded Best Audio of the Year for four straight years (1993-96) by Publishers Weekly.