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by E.M. Forster
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Book Ramblings rated it 2 years ago
I vaguely remember seeing the film adaptation of Howards (no apostrophe-s!) End decades ago. I don’t remember much about the plot, I just vaguely (mis)remembered it as a story of some mad old biddy giving a house to Emma Thompson. I suppose if you must give away a house to someone Emma Thompson is n...
Edward rated it 3 years ago
IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the Text--Howards EndExplanatory Notes
Towers of Books Come Tumbling Down!
Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: After Helen Schlegel's brief romance with Paul Wilcox ends badly, the cultured, idealistic Schlegel family thinks it they will have nothing again to do with the materialistic Wilcoxes. At a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, the Schlegels meet an impoverished insurance...
JasonKoivu rated it 4 years ago
I've read three of Forster's most well known novels, and yet, I don't feel I know them at all. Even this one, as I read it, was fading from memory. I don't mean to say that his work is forgettable, but with every Forster book I've read - amazing human portraits and elegant, occasionally profound tur...
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rameau's ramblings rated it 4 years ago
This book did not pull me in like Maurice and A Passage to India did, but the allegories won me over. Eventually. Rather than being a novel about characters and their individual fates, Howards End is like a mirror made of fractured pieces that show the truth about society in small details and in the...
ReadingBukowski rated it 4 years ago
Book review of Howards End by E. M. Forster
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 5 years ago
There are a million books about the inner lives of English people. Here is one of them.
tien rated it 5 years ago
I am disappointed to say that this book isn’t for me. I can see why it’s a classic and why some people would regard it as one of the Great Works but story-wise and character-wise, it ain’t for me. I have to at least like a character to enjoy a book but neither sisters truly appeal to me. I can un...
wodehousing rated it 6 years ago
Howards End by E.M. Forster is a novel of ideas. It entertains the notion that there might be a connection between social classes and that all of them might be able to live together, even if not equally. It shows us the relationship between three different families in turn-of-the-century London: the...
sarah rated it 6 years ago
Well I can't offer a review better than this one by Zelda, which slam dunks anyone who questions the continued relevance of this book, even 100 years later. Since that review already gave every reason for reading the book, I'll concentrate on how it affected me.I was the most moved when Helen said:I...
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