Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, MCMVII . First Edition. Original Cloth. First Impression of the author's second book, preceding A Room with a View, one of 1587 copies printed. 8vo: ,360pp. Publisher's dark forest green cloth, spine and upper covered stamped in gold. A superior copy (light wear only and neat paper repair to front hinge), fresh and bright, of this elusive early title. Kirkpatrick A2a. Connolly (Modern Movement) 19. Fine-. Item #BB1921
Dramatized by Lance Sieveking and broadcast on the Home Service in 1957. This was Forster's favorite novel, based on his student days at Cambridge, the story of an orphaned undergraduate who abandons his close friend for a loveless marriage. Connolly preferred it to Howard's End. "It opens in the Cambridge of G. E. Moore's Principia Ethica (1903), the Cambridge from which Bloomsbury originated, and the book angrily contrasts undergraduate friendship with the possessiveness of marriage. The title is from Shelley's tirade at monogamy." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).