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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. M. Forster Narrator: Emma Thompson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598876895
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At the heart of E. M. Forester’s masterpiece lie two families: the wealthy and business-minded Wilcoxes and the cultured and idealistic Schlegels. When the beautiful and independent Helen Schlegel begins an impetuous affair with the ardent Paul Wilcox, a series of events is sparked—some very funny, some very tragic—that results in a dispute over who will inherit Howards End, the Wilcoxes’ charming country home. As much about the clash between individual wills as the clash between the sexes and the classes, Howards End is a novel whose central tenet, “Only connect,” remains a powerful prescription for modern life.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindquistheather | 2/19/2014

    " I didn't really like this one. It took forever for me to get into it and by the end I was left thinking, why is this a classic? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 2/14/2014

    " Always interesting and yet a little bit incomprehensible to read about social class issues and mannerisms of another era. Might be worth catching up with the movie now. When Forster wandered off, getting poetic about England, I didn't care for that very much, but other parts were descriptions or scenes that you'd want to underline (except it was a library book). Didn't expect the ending, which seemed to wrap up rather quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidik Fofana | 1/25/2014

    " SIX WORD REVIEW: (borrowed from Melissa Swantowski) "Howards End: No End in Sight" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Robson | 1/15/2014

    " At first I agreed with Katherine Mansfield. Forster was only warming the teapot and there would be no tea! But then everything started coming together. Margaret became clearer, Howards End reappeared and I began to understand the social, intellectual and emotional differences between the two families. Just as I began to grasp all this there was Evie's wedding and the novel was unputdownable after that. DO NOT stop reading this book without at least finding and reading Margaret's wonderful speech. Like me you probably will be racing to the end after that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth (Alaska) | 1/15/2014

    " Published in 1910, this book gives a glimpse of the period between Queen Victoria and The Great War. It starts a bit slowly and for a few pages wondered why I'd decided to read it. As I turned the pages, though, it got better and better. The book has more characterization than plot, but does have both. Mostly, however, it has been described as a book of ideas: Capitalism, Socialism, Women's Suffrage, but also practicality, imagination, passion for living. In the scheme of "characters I'd like to know" comes Margaret Schlegel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/15/2014

    " I'm just not much of a Victorian literature appreciator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 1/6/2014

    " Sad story of the misguided wealthy attempting to help the poor and getting it all wrong. What appeared to be almost a game to them turned into tragedy for the "benefactors". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 11/18/2013

    " I've never really been a Best-Ever List sort of guy, but as of today, I think I've arrived at an accidental one: "Howard's End" joins "Lolita" on it. Now I guess I have to find eight more so good. Won't be easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Mclimans | 11/6/2013

    " This is how I wish Henry James wrote. Move out the clutter and give us the story. Fantastic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Miller | 5/21/2013

    " Howards End (Dover Thrift Editions) by E. M. Forster (2002) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lotta | 2/10/2013

    " Can't believe I haven't read this before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/30/2013

    " Classic to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sweetman Sweetman | 1/18/2013

    " This was a difficult book for me to get into, I had to restart it several times but I believe that is because the writing was precise and the details were important. An unexpected story for me by this author in particular and so well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 5/25/2012

    " Great story and Merchant Ivory has produced the movie with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona | 1/9/2012

    " While I'm not one for British comedies of manners/social satire, this work is undeniably well-written, and at least Forster brings in a little violence/illicit love in the last 50 pages. Like Austen, but a little less repressed. I said, a little. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 12/28/2011

    " I loved it until the middle, then it waned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alastair | 8/11/2011

    " A beautifully written and engaging novel depicting class struggle at the start of 20th century. Had me intrigued until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 5/21/2011

    " Perfect. My favorite novel ever. Well okay, one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/14/2011

    " How can a fantastic book and a fantastic movie based on that book have completely different endings? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctb | 5/7/2011

    " Near 5 star, but too tidy a denouement. Suddenly everyone lives in harmony "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 4/26/2011

    " I'm glad I read it. It was a fun book. Then I watched the movie with Anthony opkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave and Helena Bonham-Carter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrystie | 4/20/2011

    " Meh. Didn't like it nearly as much as "A Room With a View." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/17/2011

    " I really struggled with this. I was interested in the story but easily lost my way. Not sure I will read him again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magda | 4/17/2011

    " Sicuramente una scrittura più matura rispetto a "Camera con Vista", belle descrizioni paesaggistiche. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 4/4/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book and was sad when I finished it as I wanted it to go on longer.
    The writing was superb and flowed almost poetically at times.
    The story was endearing and I found the characters enchanting, except for Mrs Bast! "

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About the Author

Edward Morgan Forster (1879–1970) was born in London and raised by his mother and paternal aunts. He pursued his interests in philosophy and classics at Cambridge and there began his writing. He wrote six novels, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction. He is known for his liberal humanism, notably exemplified in his greatest novel, A Passage to India.

About the Narrator

Emma Thompson is a two-time Oscar-winning actress. She is the daughter of British actress Phyllida Law and the former wife of director Kenneth Branagh. Among her many film credits, Thompson has acted in Howards End, The Remains of the Day, Carrington, Love Actually, Harry Potter, and Saving Mr. Banks. She wrote the screenplay and acted in Nanny McPhee and Nanny McPhee Returns, and scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility, which earned her an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay.