Howards End

Howards End

Large Print - 1993
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A strong-willed and intelligent woman refuses to allow the pretensions of her husband's smug English family to ruin her life

Publisher: Boston : G.K. Hall, 1993
ISBN: 9780816156528
0816156522
Characteristics: 565 p. (large print) ; 25 cm

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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... Read More »


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alicat1
Jul 08, 2018

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

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
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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macierules
Nov 25, 2011

I'm not sure what I love more - Forster's novels or the Merchant/Ivory Productions of his novels. The two sisters here reminded me so much of the sisters in Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Naming one's home is such a charming piece of English culture - a home really does have a character, and we should adopt this custom too!

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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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