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'.
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.
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.