The Longest Journey

The Longest Journey

by E. M. Forster


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The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster

Trilling described The Longest Journey as "perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate" of E.M. Forster's works. Certainly it's the most autobiographical - but its form confuses many. Full of sudden death, hopeless love, and quaintly doomed relationships - and yet for all that, it's an enormously engaging work. It was Forster's own favourite of his works; he felt that in Stephen he had created a living being

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727461008
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2018
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect". Forster had five novels published in his lifetime. Forster's third novel, A Room with a View (1908), is his lightest and most optimistic. It was started before any of his others, as early as 1901, and exists in earlier forms referred to as "Lucy". The book is the story of young Lucy Honeychurch's trip to Italy with her cousin, and the choice she must make between the free-thinking George Emerson and the repressed aesthete Cecil Vyse. George's father Mr Emerson quotes thinkers who influenced Forster, including Samuel Butler. A Room with a View was filmed by Merchant-Ivory in 1985.

Date of Birth:

January 1, 1879

Date of Death:

June 7, 1970

Place of Birth:


Place of Death:

Coventry, England


B. A. in classics, King's College, Cambridge, 1900; B. A. in history, 1901; M.A., 1910

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Perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate of [Forster's] works. (Lionel Trilling)

Lionel Trilling

Of Forster's five novels, The Longest Journey…is perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate.

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The Longest Journey 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
wordygirl39 on LibraryThing 4 hours ago
Not my favorite of Forster's works, but I liked it. Said to be his most autobiographical, the POV feels a little thin between narrator and author which gives the work a journal feel. I found it very sad and a little pointless overall, but as with all Forster's writing, some of the individual lines stun. The book's atmosphere lingered, too, which always tells me there's more to the writing than I first believe. I'll read this again someday.
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Early work by a gifted writer. While not as great as later works such as Howard's End, or A Passage to India, its still worth a read.
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