E.M. Forster's A Passage to India
A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook
Edited by Peter Childs
Routledge – 2002 – 192 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
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.
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).