Friday, June 29, 2012

"Howards End" by E. M. Forster

Some strange things have happened in the last few chapters -- so strange that both Delycia and I are questioning the plausibility of the story.  Somehow, it hardly seems plausible that  that, just by chance, Margaret's fiancĂ© had an affair with Jacky Bast 10 years ago. It sort of threw both of us, I think, off track for a bit, wondering whether the book was breaking away from being a truly smooth and sincere story. I think what may happen to me is what has often happened with previous great books -- that gradually the beauty of the book will appear, as if a mist slowly rises and a spectacular city is seen. We shall see ...

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