A Passage to India
E.M. Forster, signed
FORSTER, E.M. (1879-1970). A Passage to India. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924.

First edition, limited issue; one of 200 copies (this is #138) signed by the author. His masterpiece, set against the backdrop of Indian independence movement, taking its title from Walt Whitman's 1870 poem of the same name. "Forster's great novel bridges the Edwardian-Georgian era. The Mahommedan Aziz, the Hindu Dr Godbole, the emancipated Englishman Fielding and the sibylline Mrs Moore are his most complete creations against a crisis that is emotionally experienced and also worked out ethically and philosophically" (Connolly). Connolly 45.

Octavo. Some pages unopened, with extra spine label tipped in at rear. Original cloth (boards and spine label a little toned); publisher's slipcase (slight wear); custom box. Provenance: George Whitney Martin (ownership inscription).
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