A Passage To India

FORSTER, E.M. (author). A Passage To India.

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FORSTER, E.M. (author). A Passage To India. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924.

8vo.; publisher's dark red finely-ribbed cloth lettered in black to spine and upper cover, plain edges; pp. [iv], [5]-325 + [iii], publisher's adverts.; rubbed at corners and along spine; sporadic foxing, moreso to the prelims, a little to the outer edge; a very good copy, lacking the very scarce dust jacket.
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 coloniser and colonised, 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.