Howards End

Howards End

eBook - 2007
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Heralded as E.M. Forster's masterpiece, Howards End explores the social, economic, and philosophical forces at play in England during the early twentieth century. Written in 1910, the novel delves into the lives of three families, each living within divergent social classes--the wealthy and materialistic Wilcoxes; the literary and cultured Schlegel sisters; and the impoverished Bast family.Through dramatic twists and turns that tightly interweave the stories of these families, Forster perfectly captures the changing social landscape of turn-of-the-century England, and Howards End continues to be recognized as a literary classic. It has been successfully adapted for both television and film, including the 1992 Merchant Ivory film starring Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Emma Thompson.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production...
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2007
ISBN: 9780553904314
0553904310
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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Nov 25, 2011

I'm not sure what I love more - Forster's novels or the Merchant/Ivory Productions of his novels. The two sisters here reminded me so much of the sisters in Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Naming one's home is such a charming piece of English culture - a home really does have a character, and we should adopt this custom too!

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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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