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The Longest Journey (Hardback)

E. M. Forster

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ISBN 10: 034055231X / ISBN 13: 9780340552315
Published by Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom, 1992
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Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in 1907, The Longest Journey is the most personal of E.M. Forster s novels, and the one he was most glad to have written. Rickie Elliot, sensitive, idealistic and gifted with a powerful imagination, misleads him-self through his conventional desire for marriage and fatherhood. Falling for the beautiful yet superficial Agnes Pembroke, he gives up his writing ambitions and becomes a schoolmaster at a minor public school in order to marry her. So begins his journey away from the philosophical ideals of his Cambridge youth and his slow descent into a hollow world of rigid conformity and moral decay. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780340552315

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Title: The Longest Journey (Hardback)

Publisher: Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:New

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Rickie Elliot, orphaned at the age of 15, finds his spiritual home at Cambridge and friendship in Ansell, the cerebral son of a grocer. Yet after university, Rickie's literary aspirations are set aside when he becomes infatuated with the beautiful yet materialistic Agnes Pembroke and begins teaching at a minor public school in order to marry her. It is a decision that causes Rickie to lose touch with his university friends and trade his philosophical ideals for a life of rigid conformity. As Agnes's true nature becomes increasingly apparent, family secrets are revealed that lead ultimately to tragedy.

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Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School and went on to King`s College, Cambridge in 1897, where he retained a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946.Forster wrote six novels. Where Angels Fear to Tread `1905` The Longest Journey `1907`, A Room with a View `1908` and Howards End `1910` were all published before the First World War. Fourteen years passed before the publication of Forster`s most famous work, A Passage to India, in 1924. Maurice, his novel on a homosexual theme, which he competed in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. His other works include essays, biographies, short stories, plays and a critical work, Aspects of the Novel, as the libretto for Britten`s opera Billy Budd. E.M. Forster died in June 1970.

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