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A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
A Passage to India
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Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean’s Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace that lurks just beneath the... show more
Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean’s Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace that lurks just beneath the surface of ordinary life, as a common misunderstanding erupts into a devastating affair.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156711425 (0156711427)
ASIN: 156711427
Publisher: A Harvest Book/Harcourt, Inc.
Pages no: 362
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster
Forster’s 1924 classic, A Passage to India, is a bitingly caustic look at race relations in British India. Anyone with any knowledge of the British Empire will know that the average British attitude towards any indigenous person in the colonies was a blend of condescension, racism, and paternalism. ...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
0.0 A Passage To India
context - from E. M. Forster's letter - his opinions may seem offensive, and I have yet to see whether and how they surface in the novel, so for the time being, I'll mark it as a "to his closest Indian friend Syed Ross Masood - almost certainly the main model for the character of Aziz in A Passage t...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 The unstable bridges
What a beautiful piece about the sad limitation of humanity when bridging cultures. It's uncomfortable, poignant, lovely, and human. I don't know how much more I can say, since there is actually little plot to the work itself, the pages being driven by description, be it of places, of people and t...
So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
0.0 A Passage to India
SPOILERSSo well done. I was so deeply invested in all the story people, especially Dr. Aziz, that when he finds himself in great trouble (at end of Part One), I could not continue reading. I even went to Wikipedia to read the synopsis to make sure he survived, but I still couldn't make myself go on ...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
I really struggled through this one. The star rating is as objective as I can make it under the circumstances. The writing is beautiful, the characters vivid and engaging, and the story is poignant. However, my reading experience was heavily colored by current events (i.e. Ferguson and all the abhor...
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