A Passage to India

Forster, E. M.

Book - 1992
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Passage to India
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Britain's three-hundred-year relationship with the Indian subcontinent produced much fiction of interest but only one indisputable masterpiece: E. M. Forster's A Passage to India , published in 1924, at the height of the Indian independence movement. Centering on an ambiguous incident between a young Englishwoman of uncertain stability and an Indian doctor eager to know his conquerors better, Forster's book explores, with unexampled profundity, both the historical chasm between races and the eternal one between individuals struggling to ease their isolation and make sense of their humanity.

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992
ISBN: 0679405496
Branch Call Number: FICTION FORSTER
Characteristics: xxxv, 293 p. ;,21 cm

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"Often regarded as Forster's greatest novel, A Passage to India was influential since its publication in shaping the international public discourse surrounding the ethicality of the raj, Great Britain's direct political rule over the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947. A young Eng... Read More »

Comment by: multcolib_central Jul 19, 2014

Civilized prose infused with raw emotions. The characters are multi-dimensional, as are their motives, which makes for a fascinating read

E. M. Forster's exquisitely observed novel about the clash of cultures and the consequences of perception, set in colonial India Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean's Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India unravels the growing racial ... Read More »

E. M. Forster's exquisitely observed novel about the clash of cultures and the consequences of perception, set in colonial India Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean's Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India unravels the growing racial ... Read More »

E. M. Forster's exquisitely observed novel about the clash of cultures and the consequences of perception, set in colonial India Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean's Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India unravels the growing racial ... Read More »


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Jul 19, 2014

Civilized prose infused with raw emotions. The characters are multi-dimensional, as are their motives, which makes for a fascinating read

Sep 20, 2013

A terrific audiobook to listen to. Very funny.

Mar 17, 2011
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable read. The movie is worth watching too.

Jun 19, 2010
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Last week, a man sitting next to me on a plane asked me if this was the first time I had read this book - and I thought, hey I like you because you are as nosy as me checking out what everyone else is reading. I had already taken note of his book as well. Imagine how wonderful to have read all the great books and had time to go back and read the best over again. I love Forster, but don't think I'll revisit this book.

Jun 17, 2010
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A beautifully written account of British Imperialism in India in the 1920's. Forster's writing is wonderful, but I prefered his A Room with a View--much more humour there.

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Sep 30, 2009

Miss Adela Quested, Mrs. Moore, and Cyril Fielding arrive in India and cross paths with Dr. Aziz.

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