London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
FORSTER, E. M. (1879-1970). A Passage to India. London: Edward Arnold, 1924. 8° (230 x 142mm). Title printed in black and red. 20th century burgundy morocco, top edge gilt.
FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 200 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, this one number 174. His masterpiece. 'Forster's great novel bridges the Edwardian-Georgian era. The Mahommedan Aziz, the Hindu Dr Godbole, the emancipated Englishman Fielding and the sibylline Mrs Moore are his most complete creations against a crisis that is emotionally experienced and also worked out ethically and philosophically' (Connolly). Connolly 45; Kirkpatrick A10a.
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