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Mark Ford

Mark Ford was born in 1962. He has published two previous collections of poetry, Landlocked (Chatto & Windus, 1992) and Soft Sift (Faber, 2001). He is also the author of a critical biography of Raymond Roussel (Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams (Faber, 2000), and a collection of essays, A Driftwood Altar (Waywiser Press, 2005). A second volume of critical pieces, Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays, will be published in May of 2011, as will his translation of Raymond Roussel's Nouvelles Impressions d'Afrique. He teaches in the English Department at University College London.

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No Name
Written by Wilkie Collins, Introduction by Mark Ford, Noted by Mark Ford
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 1995
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043397-5 (0-14-043397-X)

"Shall I tell you what a lady is? A lady is a woman who wears a silk gown, and has a sense of her own importance."

Wilkie Collins's investigation of illegitimacy and 'the woman question' in No Name (1862) compels with a wholly different order of suspense from that of The Woman in White or The Moonstone... Read more






The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Mark Ford, Noted by Mark Ford
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 1999
$10.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-043512-2 (0-14-043512-3)

'The novel has everything: an absorbing melodrama, with a supporting cast of heroes, villains and eccentrics, set in a London where vast wealth and desperate poverty live cheek-by-jowl' Jasper Rees, The Times

When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find... Read more






Selected Poems
Written by Frank O'Hara, Edited by Mark Ford
Knopf | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$19.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71148-0 (0-375-71148-1)

The first new selection of O’Hara’s work to come along in several decades. In this “marvellous compilation” (The New Yorker), editor Mark Ford reacquaints us with one of the most joyous and innovative poets of the postwar period. Read more





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