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5.0 out of 5 stars The Final Edition, 24 July 2009
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This review is from: Abinger Harvest (Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster) (Hardcover)
This critical edition brings back the 1936 collection of essays by E. M. Forster. The collection aimed at representing the variety of Forster's interest and the purpose is fully achieved - we move from commentary on current political situation, literature both classical and contemporary, history of art and numerous subjects that Forster took fancy to from the beginning of the 20th century until mid-1930s.
The critical value of the volume lies in its careful editing - collating British and American edition as well as the surviving manuscripts and supplementing them with notes. There is also a double bonus for the reader. This is the first edition which brings back the essay "Flood in the Office" suppressed in the original edition (and for the publication of which Forster was sued for libel and had to pay 750 fine) and adds one more pageant, "England's Pleasant Land", fairly difficult to access as previously it was published only once in 1940.
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Abinger Harvest (Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster)
Abinger Harvest (Abinger Edition of E.M. Forster) by E. M. Forster (Hardcover - 21 Nov 1996)
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