This practical approach to E.M. Forster's novels, shows how coherent criticism evolves from close reading of short extracts. The intention is to help students develop confidence in following their own ideas and assimilate skill in analysis. Edwards discusses four of Forster's most commonly studied works: "A Room with a View", "Howards End", "A Passage to India" and "The Longest Journey". The major part of the book is devoted to sample analyses, with detailed guidance and suggestions for follow up work. There is additional material on Forster's life and work and an introduction to critical treatments of his novels.
MIKE EDWARDS was previously Head of Humanities at Crosskeys College, Gwent. He is the author of Charlotte Bronte in the Analysing Texts series.