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  • Page extent: 310 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.63 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 823.912
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Forster, E. M.--(Edward Morgan),--1879-1970--Criticism and interpretation

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521834759)

This collection of essays, each one by a recognized expert, provides lively and innovative readings of every aspect of Forster's wide-ranging career. It includes substantial chapters dedicated to his two major novels, Howards End and A Passage to India, and further chapters focus on A Room With a View and Maurice. Forster's connections with the values of Bloomsbury and the lure of Greece and Italy in his work are assessed, as is his vexed relationship with Modernism. Other essays investigate his role as a literary critic, the status of his work within the genres of the novel and the short story, his treatment of sexuality and his attitude to and representation of women. This was the most comprehensive study of Forster's work to be published for many years, providing an invaluable source of comment on and insight into his writings.

• Unrivalled source of commentary and scholarship on Forster's work by recognized experts • Gives detailed analysis of Forster's major works, including A Passage to India and Howards End • Will be of interest to those studying and teaching postcolonial literature courses


Chronology; Introduction David Bradshaw; 1. Forster's life and life-writing Max Saunders; 2. Bloomsbury and other values David Medalie; 3. Forster and England Paul Peppis; 4. Hellenism and the lure of Italy Ann Ardis; 5. Forster and the short story Dominic Head; 6. Forster and the novel Elizabeth Langland; 7. Forsterian sexuality Christopher Lane; 8. Forster and women Jane Goldman; 9. A Room with a View Judith Herz; 10. Howards End David Bradshaw; 11. Maurice Howard Booth; 12. A Passage to India Peter Childs; 13. Forster and modernism Randall Stevenson; 14. Forster as literary critic Gary Day; 15. Filmed Forster Marcia Landy; 16. Postcolonial Forster Peter Morey.


' … a fascinating register of historical fissures and tensions in Forster criticism and will appeal to a wide readership.' The Review of English Studies

'It is an accessible and detailed treatment of the many themes in Forster's work as well as the contradictions and problems which beset him and which can be traced through his writing.' Reference Reviews


David Bradshaw, Max Saunders, David Medalie, Paul Peppis, Ann Ardis, Dominic Head, Elizabeth Langland, Christopher Lane, Jane Goldman, Judith Herz, Howard Booth, Peter Childs, Randall Stevenson, Gary Day, Marcia Landy, Peter Morey

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