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A Room With a View By E.M. Forster
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A Room with a View is a defining romantic tale of one woman's life in a repressed Edwardian England. The novel focuses on social and political issues of the day, especially between conservative and... More > radical thinking. This is embodied in the differences between the Medieval-minded characters Mr. Beebe, Miss Bartlett, and Cecil Vyse, and the Renaissance-minded character Lucy. Her character struggles with what society expects from women, compared to what she truly wants out of life. Should she marry the stuffy high class Cecil Vyse? Or should she follow her own heart and get with intelligent, yet broke George Emerson? A Room with a View is Forster's most romantic and lighthearted novels, but it's still a brilliant work of art. For a "lighter" read, Forster still packs in an amazing amount of detail. You will certainly find something new each time you read this gem. It was ranked number 79 by the Modern Library on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.< Less
Howards End By E.M. Forster
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The disregard of a dying woman's bequest, a girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an estate called Howards End. The... More > fate of this country home symbolizes the future of England in an exploration of social, economic, and philosophical trends during the post-Victorian era.< Less
The Machine Stops By E.M. Forster
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The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a... More > 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience. People forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it as a mystical entity whose needs supersede their own. Those who do not accept the deity of the Machine are viewed as 'unmechanical' and are threatened with "Homelessness". Eventually, the Machine apocalyptically collapses, and the civilization of the Machine comes to an end.< Less
A Room With a View By E.M. Forster
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A Room with a View is a novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique... More > of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked A Room with a View 79th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The main themes of this novel include repressed sexuality, freedom from institutional religion, growing up and true love. It is written in the third person omniscient, though particular passages are often seen "through the eyes" of a specific character. A Room with a View is Forster's most romantic and optimistic book. He utilizes many of his trademark techniques, including contrasts between "dynamic" and "static" characters. "Dynamic" characters are those whose ideas and inner-self develop or change in the plot, whereas "static" characters remain constant.< Less
Howards End By E.M. Forster
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Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster which tells a story of social and familial relations in turn-of-the-century England. The main subject matter comprises the difficulties and benefits of... More > relationships between people of divergent outlook, gender, or class; a further concern of the book is the need to accept and link multiple outlooks on the world within a single self. The themes of the book may be summed up in its famous epigraph, "Only connect...". Many critics, including Lionel Trilling, consider Howards End to be Forster's masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Howards End 38th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the 20th century: the Wilcoxes, rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings ; and the Basts, a struggling couple in the lower-middle class. The Schlegel sisters try to help the poor Basts and try to make the Wilcoxes less prejudiced.< Less
A Room with a View By E.M. Forster
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When Lucy Honeychurch travels to Italy with her cousin, she meets George Emerson, a bohemian and an atheist who falls in love with her. Upon her return to England, she is forced to choose between... More > free-spirited George and her more conventional fiancé, Cecil Vyse. The story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century.< Less
Howards End By E.M. Forster
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The disregard of a dying woman's bequest, a girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an estate called Howards End. The... More > fate of this country home symbolizes the future of England in an exploration of social, economic, and philosophical trends during the post-Victorian era.< Less
Words of Wisdom: E. M. Forster By Students’ Academy
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E.M. Forster is one of the most famous English novelists. He is also a short story writer and essayist. He is best known for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and... More > hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. He is the master of description. His simple but highly emphatic lines in his works bring a lot of admiration from his readers. The reviewers and critics all over the world believe that he is one of the most widely read writers in the world. "A Passage to India" brought him all the glory a writer yearns for. He had a wonderful command over diction. Several of his lines, remarks, dialogues, and statements from his works are frequently quoted by speaker and writers. This book includes hundreds of such lines which teem with wisdom. Words of Wisdom: E.M. Forster Copyright Introduction Section One Section Two Section Three Section Four Section Five Section Six Section Seven< Less
A Passage to India By E. M. Forster
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A Passage to India is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great... More > works of English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. The novel is based on Forster's experiences in India. E.M. Forster borrowed the book's title from Walt Whitman's poem of the same name in Leaves of Grass. The story revolves around four characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss Adela Quested. During a trip to the Marabar Caves (modeled on the Barabar Caves of Bihar), Adela accuses Aziz of attempting to assault her. Aziz's trial, and its run-up and aftermath, bring out all the racial tensions and prejudices between indigenous Indians and the British colonists who rule India.< Less
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Francesco Marroni, Troping the Heart: E.M. Forster’s Homoerotic Greenwood; Gloria Lauri-Lucente, Nostalgia and Nostophobia: Filming Englishness and Italianness in A Room with a View and Where... More > Angels Fear to Tread; Anna Enrichetta Soccio, Houses, Property and Nation in Howards End; Tania Zulli, “Betraying the Country”: Ideological Deception in A Passage to India; Stefania Michelucci, E.M. Forster, “The Story of a Panic”: An Anthropological Reading; Raffaella Antinucci, “A book on chivalry”: Questioning the Gentlemanly Code in Arctic Summer; Neval Berber, E.M. Forster’s “Ruritanias” and Queer Masculinities; James Corby, E.M. Forster: Muddling Through Italy; Ivan Callus, Friend or Country?: Narratives of Impossible Choice in Sophocles, E.M. Forster, and Beyond. Merope n. 61-62 E.M. FOSTER REVISITED (Gennaio-Dicembre 2015) edited by Gloria Lauri-Lucente - Francesco Marroni - Tania Zulli Edizione Solfanelli [ISBN-978-88-7497-692-8] Pagg. 268 - € 18,00< Less