E. M. Forster once described The Longest Journey as the book “I am most glad to have written.” An introspective novel of manners at once comic and tragic, it tells of a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent. He sets out full of hope to become a writer, but gives up his aspirations for those of the conventional world, gradually sinking into a life of petty conformity and bitter disappointments.
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Perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate of [Forster’s] works. (Lionel Trilling)
About E. M. Forster
Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School as a day boy, and went on to King’s College, Cambridge, in 1897. With King’s he had a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in… More about E. M. Forster
Published by Penguin Classics Oct 31, 2006| 416 Pages| ISBN 9780141441481