Howards End

Howards End

Paperback - 2000
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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 source of their conflict - Howards End, a house in the countryside which ultimately becomes a symbol of conflict within British society.
Published: New York : Penguin Books, [2000]
ISBN: 9780141182131
014118213X
Branch Call Number: F FOR
Characteristics: xxx, 302 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lodge, David A. A.

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Questions about the inheritance of an English estate entangle the lives of two families and bring class conflicts to the fore.


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alicat1
Jul 08, 2018

Before Downton Abbey, there was Howard's End, a delightful romp of the classes.

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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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macierules
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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