The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster

The Longest Journey

byE. M. ForsterIntroduction byGilbert Adair

Paperback | October 31, 2006

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E. M. Forster once described The Longest Journey as the book "I am most glad to have written." An introspective novel of manners at once comic and tragic, it tells of a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent. He sets out full of hope to become a writer, but gives up his aspirations for those of the conventional world, gradually sinking into a life of petty conformity and bitter disappointments.

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Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School as a day boy, and went on to King’s College, Cambridge, in 1897. With King’s he had a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946. He declared that his life as a whole had not been dramatic, and he was unfailingly modest about his achi...
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Title:The Longest JourneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 1.04 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141441488

ISBN - 13:9780141441481

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate of [Forster's] works. (Lionel Trilling)