Other books byE. M. Forster
A Room With a View
Lucy Honeychurch, accompanied by her vigilant cousin Charlotte Bartlett, makes her first foray into the world, touring Italy. Thrown into new and exhilarating situations, Lucy experiences a very different life to her usual existence in the countryside of southern England. As her horizons widen and many of her Italian connections follow her homeward, Lucy, a talented pianist with a good brain, finds herself in a surprising emotional struggle. Caught between two men â the unconventional and spirited George Emerson, and sophisticated Cecil Vyse â Lucy is pulled between the social and sexual proprieties of her upbringing and the spontaneous promptings of her heart. But can she make the right choice?
A History and Guide
In the autumn of 1915, in a slightly heroic mood, E.M. Forster arrived in Alexandria, full of lofty ideals as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Yet most of his time was spent exploring the magic, antiquity, and complexity of the place in order to cope with living in what he saw as a “funk-hole.” With a novelist’s pen, he brings to life the fabled, romantic city of Alexander the Great, capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, beacon of light and culture symbolized by the Pharaohs, where the doomed love affair of Antony and Cleopatra was played out and the greatest library the world has ever known was built. Threading 3,000 years of history with vibrant strands of literature and punctuating the narrative with his own experiences, Forster immortalized Alexandria, painting an incomparable portrait of the great city and, inadvertently, himself.
The Longest Journey
The works of English essayist, novelist and short story writer, E.M. Forster, rank in the sphere of such influential writers as James Joyce, William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf for their remarkable humanist views and emphasis on the conflicts of English social classes. Forster's own favorite of his works, "The Longest Journey" touches on themes of family, sexuality, preoccupation with material society, and the necessity of passion in life. This novel is considered to be the most autobiographical of Forster's works, and explores his most humanistic views through the life of Rickie Elliot, a young man whose upbringing and education reflects the author's own experiences. Rickie's journey from childhood, through school, the discovery of an unknown brother, and later marriage serves as an example to readers of all generations of the necessity for personal connections, and more importantly passion, in every person's life.
Where Angels Fear to Tread
A young Englishman journeys to Tuscany to rescue his brother's widow from an apparently unsuitable romance with an Italian of little fortune. Exciting and eventful, Forster's early novel showcases his storytelling gifts as well as his deep fascination with all aspects of the human experience — sexual, moral, spiritual, imaginative, and material.