First published in 1910 and made into a compelling film starring Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Redgrave, HOWARDS END rivals A PASSAGE TO INDIA as one of E.M. Forster's greatest works. The novel masterfully reveals the English character. The legacy of Howards End, a charming house in the... show more
First published in 1910 and made into a compelling film starring Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Redgrave, HOWARDS END rivals A PASSAGE TO INDIA as one of E.M. Forster's greatest works. The novel masterfully reveals the English character. The legacy of Howards End, a charming house in the Hertfordshire countryside, symbolizes the conflict and changing mores within English society in the early 20th century.
Publish date: March 3rd 1992
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
At the center of this novel is the contrast between two upper-class English families in the early 20th century, the cultured, idealistic Schlegels and the capitalist, materialistic Wilcoxes. I was expecting drama mixed with romance and maybe a bit of comedy along the lines of A Room with a View, but...
What is it about 'Howard's End'? This small house, a farm imperfectly gentrified, sits at the center of this Edwardian novel. The artistic and spirited Schlegels, the staid Wilcoxes and in their own sad way, the miserable Basts, come together to make up an unusual story that dissects the social stru...
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...
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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...
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