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Howards End - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)
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Howards End - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 28/06/2012
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One of the great literary dissections of the British class system, Howard’s End pits the bourgeois Wilcoxes against the cultured Schlegels - no to mention the impecunious clerk Leonard Bast - in a bitter battle for the eponymous stately home. Deftly written yet multi-layered, Forster’s great novel retains its relevance into the twenty-first century.

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A chance acquaintance brings together the preposterous bourgeois Wilcox family and the clever, cultured and idealistic Schlegel sisters. 

As clear-eyed Margaret develops a friendship with Mrs Wilcox, the impetuous Helen brings into their midst a young bank clerk named Leonard Bast, who lives at the edge of poverty and ruin. 

When Mrs Wilcox dies, her family discovers that she wants to leave her country home, Howards End, to Margaret. Thus as Forster sets in motion a chain of events that will entangle three different families, he brilliantly portrays their aspirations to personal and social harmony.

A meticulously-observed drama of class warfare, E.M. Forster's Howards End explores the conflict inherent within English society, unveiling the character of a nation as never before. 
E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was a noted English author and critic and a member of the Bloomsbury group. His first novel, Where Angels Fear To Tread appeared in 1905. The Longest Journey appeared in 1907, followed by A Room With A View (1908), based partly on the material from extended holidays in Italy with his mother. Howards End (1910) was a story that centered on an English country house and dealt with the clash between two families, one interested in art and literature, the other only in business. Maurice was revised several times during his life, and finally published posthumously in 1971.

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141199405
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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