Ford Madox Ford: a man and his words

In celebration of Reinkarnation’s new edition of Parade’s End — Ford Madox Ford’s controversial four-book trilogy (there are four novels but Graham Greene deleted the final novel in his collection of the work; Reinkarnation doesn’t, so you can judge for yourself) — we’ll take a look at his vocabulary. Welcome to Ford Madox Word.

Its a simple Christmas quiz. Has Ford a very wide vocabulary, or did he just make stuff up? For example : ‘spaffled’. And what exactly did he mean by it.

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