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A chance acquaintance brings together the prosperous bourgeois Wilcox family and the clever, cultured, and idealistic Schlegel sisters. As clear-eyed Margaret develops a friendship with Mrs. Wilcox, the impetuous Helen brings into their midst a young bank clerk named Leonard Bast, who lives at the edge of poverty and ruin. When Mrs. Wilcox dies, her family discovers that she wants to leave her country home, Howards End, to Margaret. Thus Forster sets in motion a chain of events that will entangle three different families and brilliantly portrays their aspirations for personal and social harmony.

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxx).

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Peter Anderson, January 26, 2008 (view all comments by Peter Anderson)
A simply wonderful novel about social classes in early-20th Century England, how members of those classes interact and what responsibility, if any, they have toward each other. After being dismissive of her early in the novel, I actually found myself cheering for Margaret at the end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141182131
Introduction:
Lodge, David
Notes by:
Lodge, David
Introduction by:
Lodge, David
Introduction:
Lodge, David
Author:
Forster, E. M.
Author:
Lodge, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Illegitimate children
Subject:
Remarried people.
Subject:
Hertfordshire
Subject:
Edwardian novels
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
6876
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.68x5.02x.60 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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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.
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