Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64248Set immediately before and during the Great War, Some Do Not... is a tale of social cruelty among the English upper classes that pits real honour against shameless and remorseless duplicity, subjecting its principal characters to extremes of mental suffering that appear to be analogous to the (never directly described) slaughter of the actual war. The plot revolves around the loves and dislikes of the intellectually brilliant Christopher Tietjens, his icy wife Sylvia, and Valentine Wannop, a 'bluestocking' who is Christopher's moral and intellectual equal. Stylistically, the novel is unusual in its daring, and often disorienting, use of flashbacks within scenes. Some Do Not... is the first part of the tetralogy known as "Parade's End" that Malcolm Bradbury described as being, in toto, "the greatest modern war novel from a British writer".
Characters frequently mentioned include:
Christopher Tietjens: intellectually brilliant youngest son of a wealthy landowner.
Sylvia Tietjens, née Sattherthwaite: Christopher Tietjens' wife.
Mrs Satterthwaite: Sylvia Tietjens' mother.
Father Consett: an Irish priest, friend of the Satterthwaites.
Vincent Macmaster: a colleague and friend of Christopher Tietjens.
General Campion: an old friend of Christopher Tietjens' father.
Lady Claudine Sandbach: sister of General Campion. Wife of Paul Sandbach.
Paul Sandbach, Conservative politician, husband of Lady Claudine Sandbach.
Mrs Duchemin: wife of the Rev. Mr. Duchemin, an Anglican clergyman.
Valentine Wannop: daughter of Professor Wannop, deceased (an old friend of Christopher Tietjens' father) and Mrs Wannop.
Gertie Wilson: friend of Valentine Wannop, wanted by police for allegedly criminal suffragette activities.
Mrs Wannop: an accomplished novelist and journalist fallen on hard times.
Lord Port Scatho: manager of one of London's greatest and most respected banks.
Mr Brownlie ("Brownie"): banker and nephew of Lord Port Scatho. Hopes to marry Sylvia Tietjens if/when she divorces Christopher.
Mark Tietjens: Christopher Tietjens oldest but childless brother. Current occupant of Groby, the Tietjens' estate.
(Summary by Peter Dann)
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Genres for the project: Literary Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: adultery, divorce, Great War, social climbing, shell shock, bluestocking
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