A Room with a View / Howards End
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The disregard of a dying woman's bequest, a girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an estate called Howards End. The fate of this country home symbolizes the future of England in an exploration of social, economic, and philosophical trends during the post-Victorian era.Amazon.com Review
Margaret Schlegel, engaged to the much older, widowed Henry Wilcox, meets her intended the morning after accepting his proposal and re
Howards End is well-written and engaging, but lacks some of the lightness of A Room with a View. It is more centered on criticism of social classes. The characters...more
This was the verision I read but I only read A Room with a View. It was BookCrosser so I got my own copy of A Room as well.
I just tore through this. I've read most of the rest of Forster and I can't think why I've skipped this one, it is now my favorite. It's been at least a decade since I saw the Merchant-Ivory film but I was seeing many of the scenes and now I want to see it again. The book is short and has some of the comedy of manners of a Jane Austen...more
Well, im glad i stuck with it...once again, it started out really slow for me, but then it really picked up and i found i couldnt put the book down. Its hard to imagine living as they did then...the way women were treated, the pompous high society folk, the prudish ways...so it was fun to see Lucy's...more
A Room with a View is deeply satirical, and yet the characters manage to be real people rather than one-dimensional conduits for the author's social criticisms. Forster's voice and humor are subtle without being sly, and he draws you into the inner lives of his characters in a way that feels so natural it's...more
A Room With a View I set the book aside after I finished the first novel. I finally finished the second novel in this edition. I found Victorian society strange looking back from a completely different century. The convention...more
Howards End: It had a fascinating but somewhat confusing beginning, the middle part was a little more so-so with less flare but more of the story t...more
Rooms stand for social conventions, deadeni...more
I would give room with a view 5 stars and Howards End between 3.5 stars.
He had five novels published in hi...more