Howard's End | Critical Essay by Pat C. Hoy II

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Howard's End.
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Critical Essay by Pat C. Hoy II

SOURCE: Hoy, Pat C., II. “The Narrow, Rich Staircase in Forster's Howards End.Twentieth Century Literature 31, no. 2-3 (summer-fall 1985): 221-35.

In the following essay, Hoy discusses Howards End as a record of Forster's disillusionment with nineteenth-century idealism.

Forster's earlier novels, as well as Howards End, were shaped by his desire to do for modern England what Arnold and Ruskin had tried to do for Victorian England: deliver her from the repressive forces that were destroying her spirituality, her redemptive power. But Howards End is different. Earlier, Forster had advocated the body not the mind as the primary source of redemption; yet his was a cry, not for hedonism but for a radical revision of the terms of Progress in modern culture. Implicit in those earlier novels was his rejection of an &#x...

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