This sourcebook introduces both the novel and key issues surrounding it. It will prove invaluable for students. Key features include: a contextual and biographical overview and a chronology of important dates contemporary reviews key extracts from Forster's essays, books and articles a summary of the work's critical history recent essays by important critics consideration of film and television adaptations a guide to further reading. This sourcebook introduces readers not only to Forster's text, but to the contexts within which the novel was written and to crucial trends in the interpretation of A Passage to India.
Peter Childs is a Senior Lecturer in English at the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. His publications include Modernism (Routledge, 2000) and The Twentieth Century in Poetry (Routledge, 1998).