Howards End

Howards End

Book - 2007
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What makes this masterpiece a pure delight for contemporary readers is its vibrant portrait of life in Edwardian England, and the wonderful characters who inhabit the charming old country house in Hertfordshire called Howards End. This cozy house becomes the object of an inheritance dispute between the upright conservative Wilcox family and the Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, sensitive and intuitive women loved by men willing to leap wide social barriers to fulfill their ardor. Through romantic entanglements, disappearing wills, and sudden tragedy, the conflict over the house emerges as a symbolic struggle for England&;s future. Rich with the tradition, spirit, and wit distinctively English, Howards End is a remarkable novel of rare insight and understanding. As in his celebrated A Passage to India, E. M. Forster brings to vivid life a country and an era through the destinies of his unforgettable characters.

Baker & Taylor
A strong-willed and intelligent woman refuses to allow the pretensions of her husband's smug English family to ruin her life, in the saga of two very different families--one a supporter of the arts, and the other cold and business oriented--brought together by marriage. Reissue.

Baker
& Taylor

A strong-willed and intelligent woman refuses to allow the pretensions of her husband's smug English family to ruin her life

Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2007
Edition: Bantam classic reissue ed
ISBN: 9780553212082
0553212087
Branch Call Number: F FOR
Characteristics: xvii, 373 p. ; 18 cm

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alicat1
Jul 08, 2018

Before Downton Abbey, there was Howard's End, a delightful romp of the classes.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Nov 11, 2014

Masterful descriptive narrative with intense emotional drama makes this one of the best novels concerning turn-of-the-century England. It's a fascinating historical period, with rapid changes in social mores and unsettling technological advances. Don't miss the film either. Only connect!

ProfMcGonagall Jul 16, 2012

Warm and witty, this is also a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. A vivid portrait of a specific moment in history, both its social criticism and psychological insights are of surprisingly enduring relevance. One of Forster's more optimistic looks at human attempts to get free of "muddle."

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

The intellectual Schlegel sisters and the strict Wilcox family meet and interact over a span of several years.

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