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by E.M. Forster
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Merle rated it 2 months ago
These days I often find myself appreciating classics more than contemporary fiction – but not all classics; there are still books whose quality doesn’t quite live up to their reputation. This is one of those.Set in early 20th century England, this book follows the adventures of Margaret and her youn...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 1 year ago
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...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
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...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 4 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 5 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 6 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...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 6 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 6 years ago
Book review of Howards End by E. M. Forster
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 7 years ago
There are a million books about the inner lives of English people. Here is one of them.
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