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A passage to India / E.M. Forster ; edited by Oliver Stallybrass ; with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra.

By: Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
Contributor(s): Stallybrass, Oliver.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin classics. Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005ISBN: 978-0-14-144116-0.Subject(s): Premiers' Reading Challenge : 9-10
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What really happened in the Marabar caves? Adela Quested arrives in Chandrapore, India, prepared to marry a British magistrate who exemplifies the narrow-minded, anti-Indian prejudices of the imperial bureaucracy. But she soon meets the charming and mercurial Dr. Aziz, who offers to show her the "real" India. An expedition to the famed Marabar caves ends in explosive accusations and a schism that foreshadows the eventual end of British rule in India. Sam Dastor brilliantly evokes the Indian scenes and accents that make this story so intriguing. Excerpted from A Passage to India by E. M. Forster All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Library Journal Review

Finally, the audio generation has access to a magnificent edition of Forster's (Where Angels Fear To Tread, Audio Reviews, LJ 5/1/93) most popular novel, a book that is also regarded as his masterpiece. Adela Quested arrives in colonial India to marry Ronny Heaslop, a narrow-minded bureaucrat who despises Indians. She teams up with Ron's mother, Mrs. Moor, and Dr. Aziz, a charming native, to see the "real" India, but an incident exposes sharp tensions in the imperialist system. Forster is highly sensitive to the differences among Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. Despite the serious topic and the author's pessimism about bridging cultures, A Passage to India is a comic, even witty, novel. Moreover, reader Sam Dastor has given us a tour de force in his mastery of the various accents and his true dramatic flair. Adults both young and old will find much pleasure in this English classic.-James L. Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-By E.M. Forster. Narrated by Flo Gibson. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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