"Only Connect," Forster's key aphorism, informs this novel about an English country house, Howards End, and its influence on the lives of the wealthy and materialistic Wilcoxes; the cultured, idealistic Schlegel sisters; and the poor bank clerk Leonard Bast. Bringing together people from different classes and nations by way of sympathetic insight and understanding, Howards End eloquently addresses the question "Who shall inherit England?" (Lionel Trilling).
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Classics, Money + Finance, Family + Friendship, Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Human Qualities + Behavior, Settings, General, Society + Social Issues, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Stages of Life