Howards End

Howards End

eBook - 2001
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Set in Edwardian England, Howards End is the portrait of a lost era, a deceptively golden time before the First World War that would change values and lifestyles forever. To illuminate these changing times, Forster throws together three vastly dissimilar classes of people: the Schlegels;Helen and Margaret;educated, compassionate and independently wealthy; the Wilcoxes;nouveau riche Empire builders; and Leonard Bast, an ambitious but struggling bank clerk. As these three groups move in and out of each other's worlds, disasters and discoveries ensue.
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 2001
ISBN: 9781470399078
Branch Call Number: eBook
Additional Contributors: Project Gutenberg
Recorded Books, LLC.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Nov 11, 2014

Masterful descriptive narrative with intense emotional drama makes this one of the best novels concerning turn-of-the-century England. It's a fascinating historical period, with rapid changes in social mores and unsettling technological advances. Don't miss the film either. Only connect!

ProfMcGonagall Jul 16, 2012

Warm and witty, this is also a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. A vivid portrait of a specific moment in history, both its social criticism and psychological insights are of surprisingly enduring relevance. One of Forster's more optimistic looks at human attempts to get free of "muddle."

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Nov 25, 2011

I'm not sure what I love more - Forster's novels or the Merchant/Ivory Productions of his novels. The two sisters here reminded me so much of the sisters in Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Naming one's home is such a charming piece of English culture - a home really does have a character, and we should adopt this custom too!

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

The intellectual Schlegel sisters and the strict Wilcox family meet and interact over a span of several years.

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