A Passage to India

By E. M. Forster; Forster; Philip Nicholas Furbank
(Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780679405498, 336pp.)

Publication Date: November 1992

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Britain's three-hundred-year relationship with the Indian subcontinent produced much fiction of interest but only one indisputable masterpiece: E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India," published in 1924, at the height of the Indian independence movement. Centering on an ambiguous incident between a young Englishwoman of uncertain stability and an Indian doctor eager to know his conquerors better, Forster's book explores, with unexampled profundity, both the historical chasm between races and the eternal one between individuals struggling to ease their isolation and make sense of their humanity.

About the Author
E. M. Forster (1879 1970) was an English novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and librettist, whose best known novels include "Howards End", "A Room with a View", and "A Passage to India".

Margaret Forster is the author of best-selling memoirs, "Hidden Lives" and "Precious Lives," acclaimed biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and of many successful novels, most recently "The Memory Box,"

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