Howard's End

Howard's End
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16+
Release Date
January 01, 1910
ISBN
014118213X
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A chance acquaintance beings together the prosperous bourgeois Wilcox family and the clever, cultured and idealisitic 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, Howard's 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.

David Lodge's introduction provides an absorbing and eloquent overture to the 1910 novel that established Forster's reputation as an important writer, and that he himself later referred to as 'my best novel'.

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Definitely the end
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Reader reviewed by charlene

Very slow moving story. This is sad because the plot itslef is good, however I think the novel could have been written more fluently and spicier. The story lacks wit and humour, that makes the story unneccessarily heavy and melodramatic. A good read, but if you have something else at hand, read that first.
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A very odd story
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Reader reviewed by L. Eustace

A woman dies, leaving the Howards End estate to a woman she just met. But her family refuses to give up Howards End. That lady is Miss. Shlengel. In their own little lives, she and her sister tell a lower classed banker to leave his job for a lower post because they believe their will be a problem with the company. How wrong they were, the company thrives, leaving the young shy man with less money and less fortune. An odd story with odd characters, namely Helen.
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