When Howards End was published in 1910, critics generally agreed it surpassed E. M. Forster’s earlier novels. Forster had arrived as an important author, and […]


The various locales represented in Howards End are related to the theme of inheritance and speculation regarding which of England’s landscapes-countryside, city, or suburbs-will claim […]

Themes and Characters

A major theme in Howards End is connection-connection between private and public life, connection between individuals-and how difficult it is to create and sustain these […]

Literary Qualities

Howards End is a highly symbolic novel; many critics have described it as parable with archetypal or mythic characters. The Wilcoxes symbolize the practical, materialistic, […]