The Resource Howards End

Howards End

Label
Howards End
Title
Howards End
Statement of responsibility
E.M. Forster ; introduction and notes by David Lodge
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, about social conventions, codes of conduct, and personal relationships in turn-of-the-century England. Howards End is considered by some to be Forster's masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Howards End 38th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The story revolves around three families in England at the beginning of the 20th century: the Wilcoxes, rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), whose cultural pursuits have much in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group; and the Basts, an impoverished young couple from a lower class background. The idealistically motivated, well read, highly intelligent Schlegel sisters seek to help the struggling Basts, wishing at the same time to rid the Wilcoxes of some of their deep-seated social and economic prejudices. The Schlegels had briefly met and befriended the Wilcoxes when both families were hiking in Germany. Helen, the youngest daughter, is romantically attracted to the younger Wilcox son, Paul; they get engaged in haste but soon afterwards regret their decision, each rejecting the other for different reasons. The engagement is consequently broken off without acrimony, by mutual consent, despite a somewhat awkward intervention by Helen's aunt, Juley. The eldest daughter, Margaret, then resumes her friendship with Paul's mother, Ruth Wilcox. Ruth's most prized personal possession is her family home at Howards End. She invites her friend to come and visit, feeling that Margaret would immediately connect with the values and history which the old house represents. Ruth's own husband and children do not greatly cherish Howards End, for all its rich cultural heritage; such abstractions, while being very dear to Margaret, are relatively insignificant to them, other than the property's real estate value on the housing market. However owing to a series of circumstances Margaret never gets a chance to visit Howards End while her friend Ruth is still alive
Summary
Howards End, an English country house, passes to the moneyed, the cultured, and then to the lower class
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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027845
Cataloging source
HCO
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1879-1970
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Forster, E.M
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
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820
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Lodge, David A. A
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Howards End
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5ee22fb2-7ff7-4e44-996a-83a8e833cec4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781387315444
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Howards End
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5ee22fb2-7ff7-4e44-996a-83a8e833cec4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781387315444
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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