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A Passage to India

Authors: Forster, E. M.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC004000
ISBN: 9781984899477, Related ISBNs: 0140862927, 0451005740, 0593241568, 1984899465, 1984899473
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 336,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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.

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