The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster audiobook

The Longest Journey

By E. M. Forster
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing
9.97 Hours Unabridged
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Bookish, sensitive, and given to wild enthusiasms, Rickie Elliot is virtually made for a life at Cambridge, where he can subsist on a regimen of biscuits and philosophical debate. But the love-smitten Rickie leaves his natural habitat to marry the devastatingly practical Agnes Pembroke, who brings with her, as a sort of dowry, a teaching position at the abominable Sawston School. Out of this misalliance comes Forster’s most stylistically daring novel. As it follows Rickie from the comforts of Cambridge to the petty intrigues of Sawston to the lush, haunted environs of rural Wiltshire, The Longest Journey gives us a comic yet immensely moving vision of a country split between pragmatism and imagination, sober conformity and redemptive eccentricity, upright Christianity and delirious paganism. This, the author’s own favorite of his works, is an introspective novel of manners at once comic and tragic.

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Summary

Summary

Bookish, sensitive, and given to wild enthusiasms, Rickie Elliot is virtually made for a life at Cambridge, where he can subsist on a regimen of biscuits and philosophical debate. But the love-smitten Rickie leaves his natural habitat to marry the devastatingly practical Agnes Pembroke, who brings with her, as a sort of dowry, a teaching position at the abominable Sawston School.

Out of this misalliance comes Forster’s most stylistically daring novel. As it follows Rickie from the comforts of Cambridge to the petty intrigues of Sawston to the lush, haunted environs of rural Wiltshire, The Longest Journey gives us a comic yet immensely moving vision of a country split between pragmatism and imagination, sober conformity and redemptive eccentricity, upright Christianity and delirious paganism.

This, the author’s own favorite of his works, is an introspective novel of manners at once comic and tragic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Of Forster’s five novels, The Longest Journey…is perhaps the most brilliant, the most dramatic, and the most passionate.” Lionel Trilling

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 9.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English