FORSTER, E.M. A Passage To India. London: Edward Arnold & Co.,1924.
8vo. Original red cloth, titled in black to upper cover and spine; pp.325 [3, ads]; a superior copy, with the cloth the brightest we have seen in some time, virtually unfaded to the spine; some very small bumps and bruising to the edges, and a previous ownership name to the ffep; prelims and endpapers lightly toned, as ever.
First edition of Forster's famous novel, one of 5000 copies.
A Passage to India deals with the complex themes set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement during the 1920s. Despite being controversial on release due to its depictions of relationships between colonizer and colonized, the book went on to win the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, and in modern days holds an important place in discussions of orientalist and postcolonial literature. Time magazine included the novel in its "All Time 100 Novels" list.