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Considered by many to be E. M. Forster's greatest novel, Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger." When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home-Howards End-to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve. Written in 1910, Howards End is a symbolic exploration of the social, economic, and intellectual forces at work in England in the years preceding World War I, a time when vast social changes were occurring. In the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes, Forster perfectly embodies the competing idealism and materialism of the upper classes, while the conflict over the ownership of Howards End represents the struggle for possession of the country's future. As critic Lionel Trilling once noted, the novel asks, "Who shall inherit England?" Forster refuses to take sides in this conflict. Instead he poses one of the book's central questions: In a changing modern society, what should be the relation between the inner and outer life, between the world of the intellect and the world of business? Can they ever, as Forster urges, "only connect"?
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England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
Forster, E. M. -- (Edward Morgan), -- 1879-1970. -- Howards End
Hertfordshire (England) -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Historical fiction, English
Home ownership -- Fiction
Illegitimate children -- Fiction
Inheritance and succession -- England -- Fiction
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Large type books
Man-woman relationships -- England -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Remarried people -- Fiction
Rich people -- Fiction
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Sisters -- Fiction
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Social classes -- Fiction
Social conflict -- England -- Fiction
Social conflict -- Fiction
Women intellectuals -- Fiction
title_displayHowards End
title_fullHoward's End [electronic resource] / E.M. Forster
Howards End
Howards End / E. M. Forster
Howards End / E.M. Forster
Howards End / E.M. Forster ; introduction and notes by David Lodge
Howards End / E.M. Forster ; introduction by James Ivory
Howards End [electronic resource] / E.M. Forster
Howards End [electronic resource] Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
Howards End [sound recording] / E.M. Forster
Howards End [sound recording] / by E.M. Forster
Howards end / E.M. Forster
title_shortHowards End
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Fiction
Forster, E. M
Historical fiction
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Home ownership
Illegitimate children
Inheritance and succession
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Sisters
Social classes
Social conflict
Social life and customs
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