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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

by E.M. Forster

Analysis: Genre

Modernism, Literary Fiction

Forster's A Passage to India is perhaps the most Modernist of his novels with its emphasis on the complex interior life of the characters, experimentation with interweaving, complicated plots, use of recurring images and symbols, and its questioning of conventional modes of representing reality, as the novel constantly emphasizes that whatever we call reality is an elusive commodity. These qualities also establish the novel as literary fiction, and the novel is often considered Forster's masterpiece.

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