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Howards End - E.M. Forster
Howards End
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In Howard's End, E.M. Forster unveils the English character as never before, exploring the underlying class warfare involving three distinct groups--a wealthy family bound by the rules of tradition and property, two independent, cultured sisters, and a young man living on the edge of poverty. The... show more
In Howard's End, E.M. Forster unveils the English character as never before, exploring the underlying class warfare involving three distinct groups--a wealthy family bound by the rules of tradition and property, two independent, cultured sisters, and a young man living on the edge of poverty. The source of their conflict--Howards End, a house in the countryside which ultimately becomes a symbol of conflict within British society.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451527172 (0451527178)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
2.0 Howards End by E.M. Forster
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
5.0 Howards End
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
5.0 Howards End
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
Edward rated it
4.0 Howards End
IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the Text--Howards EndExplanatory Notes
Towers of Books Come Tumbling Down!
Towers of Books Come Tumbling Down! rated it
4.5 Howards End by E.M. Forster
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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