Hard Cover. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, first printing. One of 5,000 copies. Publisher's vertically ribbed dark red cloth, lettered in black to front board and spine. Near fine, with light toning to spine, a touch of rubbing to spine ends, previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper, very light offsetting to endpapers, and a few dates written by previous owner on the last page (p. 325). Overall, a handsome and tight copy. 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. Item #EMF013