E.M. Forster's A Passage to India

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Edited by Peter Childs

© 2002 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

E. M. Forster's most challenging work, A Passage to India has since 1924 provoked debate on topics from imperialism to modernism to ethnicity, sexuality and symbolism. This sourcebook introduces not only the novel but the key issues which surround it.

This sourcebook offers:

* a contextual and biographical overview, with a chronology of important dates

* contemporary reviews

* key extracts from Forster's relevant essays, books and articles

* a summary of the work's critical history

*substantial recent essays by important critics of the novel

* a consideration of film and television adaptations

* a guide to further reading. The most complete guide to Forster's novel available, this sourcebook will be essential reading for all students of A Passage to India.

About the Editor

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).

About the Series

Routledge Guides to Literature

Routledge Guides to Literature are clear introductions to authors and texts most frequently studied by undergraduate students of literature. Each book explores texts, contexts and criticism, highlighting the critical views and contextual factors that students must consider in advanced studies of literary works.
Each guide presents a variety of approaches and interpretations, encouraging readers to think critically about 'standard' views and to make independent readings of literary texts. Alongside general guides to texts and authors, the series includes 'sourcebooks', which incorporate extracts from key contextual and critical materials as well as annotated passages from the primary text.
Some books in this series were originally published in the Routledge Literary Sourcebook series, edited by Duncan Wu, or the Complete Critical Guide to English Literature series, edited by Richard Bradford and Jan Jedrzjewski.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh