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Title: Howards End
Author: E. M. Forster
Howards End is a novel that explores the many intricacies of class relations in English society during the turn of the century. Centering around three families representing England’s working class and wealthy elite, the novel weaves a complicated tapestry of misunderstandings, careless impulses, and, ultimately, tragedy.
In Howard’s End, E.M. Forster unveils the English character as never before, exploring the underlying class warfare involving three distinct groups—a wealthy family bound by the rules of tradition and property, two independent, cultured sisters, and a young man living on the edge of poverty. The source of their conflict—Howards End, a house in the countryside which ultimately becomes a symbol of conflict within British society.