A Passage to India
The story is about the 'muddle' created due to the conflict between the Western values and the mystical Indian spirituality in colonial India. The story is about the main protagonist Dr. Aziz, a Indian Muslim widower who is as impulsive in his speech as he is in his actions. The story is set in chandrapore, a small town in colonial India.
Coincidentally, Dr. Aziz befriends Mrs Moore, who is visiting India to meet her son Ronny Heaslop, when Aziz meet... A Room with a View
Lucy Honeychurch, a young smart Englishwoman arrives in Florence on a grand tour with her aunt Charlotte Bartlett. Through a series of events involving English expatriates Miss Eleanor Lavish, an unflappable novelist, and the Emersons, a free-thinking father and son, Lucy's life is changed forever under a loggia in Florence and in the Tuscan countryside.
Lucy returns from her sentimental journey to her mother, brother, and their local vicar in Englan... Howard's End
Ruth Wilcox and Margaret Schlegel are close friends, and when Ruth becomes seriously ill, she promises to leave her house, Howards End, to Margaret after her death. After she has passed away, her widower Henry and son Charles, ignoring her wishes, decide not to give the property to Margaret after all.
Nevertheless Margaret and Henry become closely involved and marry. Meanwhile Helen, Margaret's sister, has discovered that through bad advice from Henr... Howards End
Margaret Schlegel's life is swept out of its planned course by her involvement with the wealthy and unpredictable Wilcoxes. Helen Schlegel has a falling out with her boyfriend Paul Wilcox, and this, thinks her family of cultured intellectuals, will be the end of their interaction with the extravagantly wealthy Wilcoxes. They are surprised when the Wilcoxes more from their estate at Howards End to an apartment just across the street from them. An unpleasa...
Considered way too controversial to be published when it was completed (in 1914) , E.M. Forster's "Maurice" is the story of a young Englishman of upper class gentry who confronts his own sexuality--he is gay. Even in England this is considered taboo, especially in the early 20th century. Maurice first encounters Clive while at Cambridge and then later he meets Alex, Clive's gamekeeper of his estate. Through these two troubled relationships, Maurice is... The Longest Journey
An insecure young writer struggles to retain his artistic and moral clarity in the face of mounting professional failures and family drama. We first meet Rickie Elliot as a bright and promising student at Cambridge. Orphaned by his (hated) absentee father and the premature death of his beloved mother, Rickie had few friends and spent much of his childhood at boarding school, where his physical frailties and meek manner led to him being abused by his more... Where Angels Fear to Tread
On a trip to Italy, a young widow gets pregnant and subsequently dies in childbirth; the ensuing custody battle, between the families in England and Italy, leads to nothing but tragedy for everyone involved. After burying her husband, Lilia Herriton decides she needs a long vacation. So she leaves her young daughter Irma with her wealthy, status-conscious in-laws, whose money is how she's funding her trip, and sets out for Italy, joined by an old friend ...