Hard Cover. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. 1st Edition. Very Good.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's dark red cloth, lettered in black. About near fine, with a bright spine, a touch of rubbing to the extremities, spine starting at the title page, heavy spotting to the page edges and the first and last leaves of the text block, some scattered spotting to the otherwise bright pages. Overall, a very sturdy copy, with a much cleaner binding than usual. Kirkpatrick A10a. A Passage to India is one of Forster's most successful novels and the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1924. Set in British India during the independence movement of the 1920s, the story is a symbolic criticism of British colonialism interwoven with lengthy descriptions of India's natural physical beauty and mystique. A Passage to India was Forster's last novel published during his lifetime. It was adapted into a film in 1984, the last film written and directed by David Lean, starring Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, and Peggy Ashcroft.