A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

A Passage to India Hardcover Nov 3 1992

By E. M. Forster
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A Passage to India is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. The novel is based on Forster's experiences in India. E.M. Forster borrowed the book's title from Walt Whitman's poem of the same name in Leaves of Grass. The story revolves around four characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss Adela Quested. During a trip to the Marabar Caves (modeled on the Barabar Caves of Bihar), Adela accuses Aziz of attempting to assault her. Aziz's trial, and its run-up and aftermath, bring out all the racial tensions and prejudices between indigenous Indians and the British colonists who rule India.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Everyman's Library USA
Publication date
Nov 3 1992
Language
English
Pages
344
ISBN-13
9780679405498
ISBN-10
0679405496
Weight
476g
Dimensions
133.0mm x 210.0mm