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E.M. Forster

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Edward Morgan Forster was born January 1, 1879 in London and was raised from infancy by his mother and paternal aunts after his father's death. Forster’s boyhood experiences at the Tonbridge School, Kent were an unpleasant contrast to the happiness he found at home, and his suffering left him with an abiding dislike of the English public school system. At King’s College, Cambridge, however he was able to pursue freely his varied interests in philosophy, literature and Mediterranean civilization, and he soon determined to devote his life to writing.

His first two novels, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) and The Longest... Read More

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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster
Introduction by James Ivory


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 10, 1999
Price: $10.95

With a new Introduction by James Ivory
Commentary by Virginia Woolf, Lionel Trilling, Malcolm Bradbury, and Joseph Epstein

"Howards End is a classic English novel . . . superb and wholly cherishable . . . one that admirers have no trouble reading over and over again," --Alfred Kazin.

First published in 1910, Howards End... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $11.00

"Only connect," Forster's key aphorism, informs this novel about an English country house, Howards End, and its influence on the lives of the wealthy and materialistic Wilcoxes; the idealistic Schlegel sisters; and the poor bank clerk Leonard Bast. Bringing together people from different classes and nations by way of sympathetic insight... Read more >
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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1985
Price: $4.99

The story of two sisters of liberal and artistic temperament whose lives collide with those of a hard-headed, haughty, and status-driven father and son. This is Forster's masterpiece about the ways in which social class and money impose themselves between people and the world. Read more >
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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $4.99

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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster
Introduction by James Ivory


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $2.99

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The Longest Journey

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 21, 1993
Price: $14.00

In this tragicomedy of manners, personalities, and world views, Forster explores the "idea of England" he would later develop in Howards End. Bookish, sensitive, and given to wild enthusiasms, Rickie Elliot is virtually made for a life at Cambridge, where he can subsist on a regimen of biscuits and philosophical debate... Read more >
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The Longest Journey

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 21, 2011
Price: $9.99

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A Room with a View and Howard's End
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by E.M. Forster


Format: eBook, 558 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $2.99

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A Room with a View

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $9.95

First published in 1908, A Room With A View portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, Forster's heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians. In the end, Lucy takes control... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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A Room with a View

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1988
Price: $5.95

This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England. A charming young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza... Read more >
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A Room with a View

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $4.99

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A Room with a View; Where Angels Fear to Tread

Written by E.M. Forster
Introduction by Ann Pasternak Slater


Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $27.95

E. M. Forster’s beloved Italian novels, now in a single hardcover volume.

Forster’s most memorably romantic exploration of the liberating effects of Italy on the English, A Room with a View follows the carefully chaperoned Lucy Honeychurch to Florence. There she meets the unconventional George Emerson and finds herself inspired by his... Read more >

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 198 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 18, 1992
Price: $11.95

In his first novel about a young English widow and her ill fated marriage to a poor Italian, E.M. Forster anticipated the themes of cultural collision and the sterility of the English middle class that he would develop in A Room with a View and A Passage to India. Where Angels... Read more >
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