By E.M. Forster
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Howards End by E.M. Forster ranked # 38 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, first published in 1910, which tells the story of class struggle in turn-of-the-century England. His main theme in the novel is to show the importance and the difficulty of people connecting with each other.
The plot takes place in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is about three families who represent three social classes: the Wilcoxes, who are rich Victorian capitalists and basically consider themselves as aristocrats; the Schlegel sisters, who represent the enlightened bourgeois class; and the Basts who are the working class, fighting to survive.
The Schlegel sisters try to help the poor Basts and cajole the Wilcoxes to lower their prejudices.
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