Just below the surface of everyday life crouches the menace of misunderstanding. A common one springs up, then explodes into a destructive affair as cultures clash in turn-of-the-century British India.
Delicate crafting, delicious prose and a biting irony help tell this classic tale, ranked among the greatest novels of the century.
The crystal clear portraiture, the delicate conveying of nuances of thought and life, and the astonishing command of the medium show Mr. Forster at the height of his powers. (The New York Times)