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Howards End

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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.

Considered by many to be E. M. Forster's greatest novel, Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger." When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home—-Howards End—-to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.

Written in 1910, Howards End is a symbolic exploration of the social, economic, and intellectual forces at work in England in the years preceding World War I, a time when vast social changes were occurring. In the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes, Forster perfectly embodies the competing idealism and materialism of the upper classes, while the conflict over the ownership of Howards End represents the struggle for possession of the country's future.

Forster refuses to take sides in this conflict. Instead he poses one of the book's central questions: In a changing modern society, what should be the relation between the inner and outer life, between the world of the intellect and the world of business? Can they ever, as Forster urges, "only connect"?


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Publisher: Tantor Media Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781400199433
  • File size: 341840 KB
  • Release date: September 27, 2010
  • Duration: 11:52:09

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781400199433
  • File size: 342506 KB
  • Release date: September 27, 2010
  • Duration: 11:52:09
  • Number of parts: 11

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English

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.

Considered by many to be E. M. Forster's greatest novel, Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger." When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home—-Howards End—-to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.

Written in 1910, Howards End is a symbolic exploration of the social, economic, and intellectual forces at work in England in the years preceding World War I, a time when vast social changes were occurring. In the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes, Forster perfectly embodies the competing idealism and materialism of the upper classes, while the conflict over the ownership of Howards End represents the struggle for possession of the country's future.

Forster refuses to take sides in this conflict. Instead he poses one of the book's central questions: In a changing modern society, what should be the relation between the inner and outer life, between the world of the intellect and the world of business? Can they ever, as Forster urges, "only connect"?


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Tantor Media
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781400199433
    File size: 341840 KB
    Release date: September 27, 2010
    Duration: 11:52:09

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781400199433
    File size: 342506 KB
    Release date: September 27, 2010
    Duration: 11:52:09
    Number of parts: 11

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English