The Good Soldier is the story of John Dowell, his wife Florence, their friends the Ashburnhams, and several other characters involved in a web of infidelity, manipulation, and greed. The novel also employs the technique of the unreliable narrator, showing Dowell in an ambiguous light and presenting the death of his wife, an apparent suicide, as a possible move by Dowell to seize her inheritance. The novel's cast is capricious, unfaithful, and spiteful.

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