Author : E. M. Forster
Performed By : Nadia May
Publisher : Blackstone Audio Inc
Runtime : 11 hours
Categories : Classic Literature
Our Price : $23.95
"Howards End is undoubtedly Forster's masterpiece; it develops to their full the themes
and attitudes of [his] early books and throws back upon them a new and enhancing light."--Lionel Trilling
A vibrant portrait of Edwardian England, Howards End examines personal relationships and conflicting
values. The Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, and their brother Tibby, place their values in civilized living,
music, literature, and conversation with their friends. The Wilcoxes, Henry and his children Charles, Paul, and
Evie, are concerned with the business side of life and distrust emotions and imagination.
Howards End, a charming country house in Hertfordshire which belonged to Henry Wilcox's first wife, becomes the
object of an inheritance dispute between the Wilcox family and Schlegel sisters. Through romantic entanglements,
disappearing wills, and sudden tragedy, the conflict over the house emerges as a symbolic struggle for England's
The magic of ballet is evoked in these enchanting stories presented with many musical excerpts from the works themselves. The stories of two French ballets - Giselle and Coppelia - and the three great ballets by Tchaikovsky are presented in engaging style by Jenny Agutter, who was herself a dancer before turning to acting.
These are tales of princes and princesses, of good fairies and bad witches, and, in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, the brave soldier and Clara - but does it happen, or is it a dream?
And there is the music - the lovely melody from Swan Lake, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the waltzes and the richly atmospheric passages painting, in sound, castles, forests, mists and lakes.