The Longest Journey Author:E. M. Forster Lionel Trilling considered "The Longest Journey perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate of E,M, Forster's works. Originally published in 1907, it also was the author's favorite among his novels. In this, his second novel, Forster exposes the failings of his respectable English characters without removing them from ... more »their native surroundings, as he did in "Where Angels Fear to Terad", "A Room with a View", and "A Passage to India".
The novel revolves areoun Rickie Elliott, a congenitally lame young man with a tragic past. Raised in a stifling English suburb, Rickie is sent to Cambridge to achieve greatness and there encounters the temptaitons of an "impractical" life--one of philosophical questions, wild hopes, and imaginative flights. His marriage to the conventional and pragmatic Agnes Pembroke, whom he mistakenly believes is his great passion, and his subsequent move to Sawston to live and teach provide the background for this, the story of Rickie's true enlightenment.
This is a USED BOOK purchased from the local library...the publication date is 1995 and was published in the UK by Bath Press. I would say the book is in NEAR MINT condiiton...no spine creases...cover is perfect...« less