A Passage to India

By E. M. Forster



This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The text of E. M. Forster's 1924 masterpiece, accompanied by Paul B. Armstrong's masterful introduction and expert annotations.
  • Carefully chosen illustrations and a textual appendix to deepen student appreciation for and understanding of the novel.
  • A rich collection of background and contextual materials thematically organized to encourage classroom discussion. Topics include "India and Empire," "The Author and India," and "The Author and the Novel."
  • "Criticism," including thirteen contemporary responses from both Indian and British voices as well as eleven wide-ranging modern essays by, among others, Lionel Trilling, Wilfred Stone, Brenda R. Silver, Sara Suleri, Homi K. Bhabha, Benita Parry, Stuart Christie, Amardeep Singh, Carey J. Snyder, and Ambreen Hai.
  • Earl G. Ingersoll's consideration of the David Lean film adaptation of A Passage to India.
  • A chronology and a selected bibliography.

About the Series
Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Product Details

Price: $15.99  $14.71
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published Date: March 17, 1965
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
ISBN: 9780156711425

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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.