A Passage to India
E.M. Forster's A Passage to India is set at the beginning of the twentieth century, while India is still under British control. Many English officers, aristocrats, and thier upper-class families have transplanted their way of life, somewhat unsuccessfully, to the tropical Indian territory. There is a sharp divide along racial lines, with Christian-Moslem-Hindu clashes and differences in etiquette and culture adding to the tension.
The protagonist is ... 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... Maurice
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
... Where Angels Fear to Tread
This book is talking about the cultural differences between England and Italy. Since Lilia who came from England got married to Gino who was in Italy, she had to struggle to understand her husband's culture. However, she and her baby died in an tragic incident. ...