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A Passage to India

Forster, E. M.

Published by Edward Arnold & Co, London, 1924
Condition: g- to vg Hardcover
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Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). 325, [3]pp. Original burgundy cloth, with black lettering to front cover and spine. "A Passage to India" (1924) is, by far, English author Edward Morgan Forster's greatest literary success. The novel is based on Forster's personal experiences in India, borrowing the title from Walt Whitman's 1870 poem in "Leaves of Grass."Set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s, the story revolves around four main characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss Adela Quested. During a trip to the Marabar Caves, Adela Quested thinks she finds herself alone with Dr. Aziz in one of the caves (when in fact he is in an entirely different cave), and subsequently panics and flees; it is assumed that Dr. Aziz has attempted to assault her. Aziz's trial, and its run-up and aftermath, bring to a boil the common racial tensions and prejudices between Indians and the British who rule India. "A Passage to India" was selected as one of the 100 great works of 20th-century English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Moderate shelf wear with binding partly rubbed and darkened along edges. Tail of spine partly discolored. Moderate foxing to title page. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 41419

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Title: A Passage to India

Publisher: Edward Arnold & Co, London

Publication Date: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Edition: First edition.

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