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E.M. Forster

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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$10.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75376-3 (0-375-75376-1)

First published in 1910, Howards End is the novel that earned E. M. Forster recognition as a major writer.

At its heart lie two families—the wealthy and business-minded Wilcoxes and the cultured and idealistic Schlegels. When the beautiful and independent Helen Schlegel begins an impetuous affair with the ardent Paul Wilcox...

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Howards End
Written by E.M. Forster
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1989
$11.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72255-7 (0-679-72255-6)

"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 cultured, idealistic Schlegel sisters; and the poor bank clerk Leonard Bast. Bringing together people from different classes and nations by way of sympathetic... Read more






Howards End
Written by E.M. Forster
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1985
$4.99/(Canada) | 978-0-553-21208-2 (0-553-21208-7)

What makes this masterpiece a pure delight for contemporary readers is its vibrant portrait of life in Edwardian England, and the wonderful characters who inhabit the charming old country house in Hertfordshire called Howards End. This cozy house becomes the object of an inheritance dispute between the upright conservative Wilcox family... Read more






The Longest Journey
Written by E.M. Forster
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1993
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74815-1 (0-679-74815-6)

In this searching tragicomedy of manners, personalities, and world views, E. M. Forster explores the "idea of England" he would later develop in Howard's 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... Read more






A Room with a View
Written by E.M. Forster
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1989
$9.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72476-6 (0-679-72476-1)

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, who encourage her to take up... Read more






A Room with a View
Written by E.M. Forster
Bantam Classics | Paperback | July 1988
$5.95/(Canada) | 978-0-553-21323-2 (0-553-21323-7)

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 Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza. Attracted to... Read more






A Room with a View; Where Angels Fear to Tread
Written by E.M. Forster, Introduction by Ann Pasternak Slater
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2011
$27.95/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-70090-2 (0-307-70090-9)

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






Where Angels Fear to Tread
Written by E.M. Forster
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1992
$11.95/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-73634-9 (0-679-73634-4)

"Let her go to Italy!" he cried. "Let her meddle with what she doesn't understand! Look at this letter! The man who wrote it will marry her, or murder her, or do for her somehow. He's a bounder, but he's not an English bounder. He's mysterious and terrible. He's got a... Read more





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