The Background

  • Glen Cavaliero


Forster’s novels and tales are full of memorable places. Atmosphere is what interests him most: the spiritual qualities of India, Wiltshire, San Gimignano are conveyed to us more vividly even than the physical. So in his own life we are made aware of Cambridge and Surrey as moral and intellectual climates, and the impact of the physical appears to have been overpoweringly strong only where his childhood home was concerned — Rooksnest, known to us as Howards End.


Unearned Income Memorable Place Free Library Intellectual Climate Spiritual Quality 
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  1. 1.
    Philip Larkin, ‘The Building’, High Windows (1974), p. 24.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    See G. K. Chesterton, The Victorian Age in Literature (1913).Google Scholar

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