''The Fifth Queen
is a magnificent bravura piece.'' --Graham Greene
''A most noble conception . . . the swan song of historical romance.'' --Joseph Conrad
''The best historical romance of this century.'' --Times Literary Supplement
''His portrait of [Katharine] Howard, impulsive, warm-hearted, truth-speaking, yet daring amidst the most unprincipled intrigue, is singularly attractive and lifelike, making an admirable foil to the grimly-conceived Lady Mary.'' --Tribune
''Nobody who cares about fiction can afford to ignore the elaborate, imaginative, mold-breaking writings of Ford Madox Ford . . . A major literary figure.'' --Independent
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About the Author
Ford Madox Ford
(1873-1939) began his career writing fairy tales before collaborating with Joseph Conrad on several novels. After publishing successful solo works, he established the Transatlantic Review
and divided his time between France and America.
A. S. Byatt, novelist, short-story writer, and critic, is the author of many books, including Possession, winner of the Man Booker Prize.