Monday, April 1, 2013

Howards End by E.M. Forster

Howards EndHowards End by E.M. Forster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading the book in class was rewarding as we talked about far meatier subjects than I might have tackled on my own:  the industrial revolution which brought aspirants like Leonard Bast and Jacky, too,  into the city from the farm and made money for others like the Wilcoxes; the rise of feminism for those with time and education to embrace it; the mystical, ghostliness of Mrs. Avery, the housekeeper at Howard's End; changing morals with the rest of the cultural & social changes occurring; the altered landscape of London and affordable housing at the expense of the countryside and large estates; and what kind of future for Baby who is assured of money, education and WWII(portents of doom from Germany).

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