Howards End by E. M. Forster

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"Only Connect," Forster's key aphorism, informs this novel about an English country house, Howards End, and its influence on the lives of the wealthy and materialistic Wilcoxes; the cultured, idealistic Schlegel sisters; and the poor bank clerk Leonard Bast. Bringing together people from different classes and nations by way of sympathetic insight and understanding, Howards End eloquently addresses the question "Who shall inherit England?" (Lionel Trilling).

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The 115th greatest fiction book of all time

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  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 9th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  3. - 17th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - 38th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - 48th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  6. - 52nd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  7. - 66th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  8. - 84th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (
  9. - 97th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
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