Some Do Not No More Parades Author:Ford Madox Ford "The two young men--they were of the English public-official class--sat in the perfectly appointed railway carriage." Thus, amid the illusory surface decorum of an England on the verge of moral bankruptcy, begins Some Do Not..., the first of four novels that constitute Parade's End. — Now available in a Signet Classic two-volume edi... more »tion, this monumental work is an unsurpassed portrayal of the chaos of the modern world. Dominating the tetralogy is Christopher Tietjens, "the last English Tory," both witness and victim of the general collapse. Inescapably he is caught up in the vicious intrigue and folly let loose by war, and enmeshed in bitter sexual conflict with his faithless, vengeful wife; inescapably he is forced to choose between the allegiance to an outmoded code of honor and personal survival in a corrupt age. Distinguished by brilliant technical innovation and masterful harmony of total design, these novels offer what Robie Macauley has termed "a major act of understanding ourselves and our era." In the words of Grahame Greene: "There is no novelist of the century more likely to live than Ford Madox Ford.