WEEKEND: BOOKS: Love and Pain across Social Divide; GREAT FAMILY READS

Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), October 16, 2004 | Go to article overview

WEEKEND: BOOKS: Love and Pain across Social Divide; GREAT FAMILY READS


ON Wednesday the Evening Telegraph continues its fantastic offer for book lovers - with the fifth in our collection of 25 great family reads.

The first great hardback books - The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, The Colour Purple and Three Men in a Boat - were a massive success with readers, and now you can snap up a hardback copy of the English period novel Howard's End for just pounds 3 with Wednesday's paper.

After that, the series continues until you have a collection of 25 hardback books for all the family to enjoy, ranging from fairy tales to thrillers and romance to sci-fi.

Here we focus on Howard's End and its author E M Forster.

THE BOOK

Howard's End depicts the life and manners of the upper-middle class that Forster knew from his own life.

The book's main character is Margaret Schlegel. She and her sister, Helen, and brother Tibby, represent the middle level of middle-class society, independent, but not wealthy.

Henry Wilcox, whom Margaret eventually marries, and his family represent the upper level of the middle class. Two other characters of importance are Leonard and Jacky Bast, who live in genteel poverty. …

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