Other literary forms
Ford Madox Ford was an extremely prolific author, working in virtually every literary form. His children’s stories and fairy tales include The Brown Owl (1891), The Feather (1892), The Queen Who Flew (1894), Christina’s Fairy Book (1906), and the pantomime Mister Bosphorus and the Muses (1923). His volumes of poetry include The Questions at the Well (1893, as Fenil Haig), Poems for Pictures (1900), The Face of the Night (1904), From Inland, and Other Poems (1907), High Germany (1911), On Heaven, and Poems Written on Active Service (1918), A House (1921), New Poems (1927), and Collected Poems (1936). Acknowledged with Joseph Conrad as coauthor of the novels The Inheritors and Romance, Ford may also have had some hand in the composition of a number of Conrad’s other works during the decade from 1898 to 1908. Ford’s biographical, autobiographical, and critical works include Ford Madox Brown (1896), Rossetti (1902), Hans Holbein, the Younger (1905), The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1907), Ancient Lights (1911), The Critical Attitude (1911), Henry James (1913), Thus to Revisit (1921), Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance (1924), The English Novel (1929), Return to Yesterday (1931), It Was the Nightingale (1933), and Portraits from Life (1937; also known as Mightier than the Sword, 1938).
During the last years of his life, Ford served as professor of comparative literature at Olivet College in Michigan and prepared his final book, a massive critical history of world literature, The March of Literature (1938). His history and travel books include The Cinque Ports (1900), Zeppelin Nights (1916), Provence (1935), and Great Trade Route (1937). Collections of Ford’s essays include The Soul of London (1905), The Heart of the Country (1906), The Spirit of the People (1907), Women and Men (1923), A Mirror to France (1926), New York Is Not America (1927), and New York Essays (1927). Several volumes Ford classified simply as propaganda, including When Blood Is Their Argument (1915) and Between St. Dennis and St. George (1915). Ford also edited The English Review and later The Transatlantic Review and wrote much ephemeral journalism.