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Passage To India (24 Edition)by E.m. Forster
Ezra Pound said, "Fundamental accuracy of statement is the one sole morality of writing." I think this might be the best novel of cross-cultural misunderstanding written in the English language. On one level, it is pure sensual delight. On another, it's a wonderful mystery. On a third level, it utilizes that accuracy Pound was talking about above with great compassion, comedy, and depth. It is filled with characters who blithely go about their lives with little understanding of why others do as they do. Whether taken on one level or many, this is a novel you'll love and savor over and over again.
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E. M. Forster's exquisitely observed novel about the clash of cultures and the consequences of perception, set in colonial India
Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Leans Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India unravels the growing racial tension between Indians, uneasy at best with colonial power, and the British, largely ignorant and dismissive of the society they're infiltrating. A sudden moment of confusion results in a devastating series of events that threatens to ruin a man's life, revealing just how deeply—and swiftly—prejudice has taken root.
A classic account of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century.
Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Leans Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace that lurks just beneath the surface of ordinary life, as a common misunderstanding erupts into a devastating affair.
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