A Passage to India by E.M. Forster [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER / 1989]
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
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Gilded heavyweight hardcover w decorative frontispiece.
Features marbled boards, leatherette spine, original inserts. Full color illustrations by Christopher Magadini.
Book is in very good condition.
Inside reads like new. Cover has shelf wear and some sticker-related discoloration to right-hand corner of back cover [see last photo]
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. A masterful portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India compellingly depicts the fate of individuals caught between the great political and cultural conflicts of the modern world.