Howards End

Howards End

eBook - 2012
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Howards End is a masterful discussion of changing social class-consciousness. Three families from different levels of society become intertwined: the rich capitalists, the intellectual bourgeoisie and the struggling poor. Forster does not suggest that relationships between the classes are easy, but he does think them vitally important. The social philosophy inherent in the novel is significant and beautifully written
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Duke Classics, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781620113585
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 28, 2020

...still pondering on Love (Meg's is different from Helen's, and both are admirable) cultivated from the non-practical ideals and spiritual temperament, while buttressed by material means, thus virtue and grace made Female gender the savior (of soul-lost Henry Wilcox and money-deprived Leo Bast), not only in the book, but also (implicating) time eternal, when and where human propagate and society in order.
Author's nostalgia, whether of property or memory, is palpable. A heartache for Bast's tragedy was acute, but his legacy (of poverty and with Jacky) left no better ending to last.

Jul 08, 2018

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

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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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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