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
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About the Author
Date of Birth:January 1, 1879
Date of Death:June 7, 1970
Place of Birth:London
Place of Death:Coventry, England
Education: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)
Of Forster's five novels, The Longest Journey…is perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate.
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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.
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.