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When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the 'real India', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. But a mysterious incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar caves with Aziz, and the well-respected doctor soon finds himself at the centre of a scandal that rouses violent passions among both the British and their Indian subjects.
Closing date: 06/09/2020
'His great book...masterly in its presence and its lucidity.' Anita Desai
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||6th August 2015|
|Author:||E. M. Forster|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Modern and Contemporary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Classic fiction (pre c 1945),|
Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School as a day boy, and went on to King's College, Cambridge, in 1897. With King's he had a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946. He declared that his life as a whole had not been dramatic, and he was unfailingly modest about his achievements. Interviewed by the BBC on his eightieth birthday, he said: 'I have not written as much as I'd like to... I write for two reasons: partly to make money and partly to win the respect of people whom I respect... I had ...More About E. M. Forster