A Passage to India, published in 1924 and set in British India in the years immediately preceding, is a powerful critique of both colonizers and colonized. A story of racial and political conflict, it is also the moving account of personal loves and loyalties as characters on both sides of the divide struggle to overcome their own differences and prejudices.
When attractive, impulsive, English widow Lilia takes a holiday in Italy, she causes a scandal by marrying Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her junior. Her prim, snobbish in-laws make no attempts to hide their disapproval, and when Lilia’s decision eventually brings disaster, her English relatives embark on an expedition to face the uncouth foreigner. But when they are confronted by the beauty of Italy and the charm and vitality of the disreputable Gino, they are forced to examine their own narrow lives, and their reactions are emotional, violent and unexpected.
The New Collected Short Stories E.M. Forster, P.N. Furbank (intr) taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Sidgwick & Jacksoneerste editie: gedrukt: 1985verworven: 2008bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 028399195Xverworven via: Chaucer Bookshop ➝ E.M. Forster
A Passage to India E. M. Forster taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Penguineerste editie: gedrukt: 1989verworven: 1996bindwijze: paperbackisbn: verworven via: GBG ➝ E.M. Forster