At a glance:
- Author: E. M. Forster
- First Published: 1910
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Setting: England
- Characters: Henry Wilcox, Ruth, Charles, Paul, Margaret Schlegel, Helen, Theobald, Leonard Bast, Jacky
- Genres: Long fiction, Domestic realism, Novel
- Subjects: Twentieth century, Social issues, Rural or country life, Class consciousness, England or English people, Upper classes, Adultery, Wills, Illegitimacy, London, Business or business people, Fate or fatalism, Houses, mansions, or manors
- Locales: Europe, London, England, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
The Wilcox family meets Margaret Schlegel and her sister Helen while both families are vacationing in Germany. Neither group expects the chance acquaintance to amount to anything more, but later, after all return to England, Helen is invited to visit the Wilcox family at Howards End, their country home near London. While there, Helen falls in love with Paul Wilcox. The Wilcox family disapproves of the match and Paul backs off. With that, the acquaintance ends. Several months later, however, the Wilcoxes rent a house across the street from the Schlegel home. Both of...
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