Howards End | Study Guide

E. M. Forster

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E. M. Forster

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Perspective and Narrator

Howards End is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator, who shares the thoughts and emotions of the novel's characters. The narrator also offers opinionated commentary on the novel's themes, while sometimes directing readers to take a more compassionate view its characters.


Howards End is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Howards End is named for the country house around which the plot of the novel centers. The brick country home in Hilton, England, is the setting of both the beginning and ending of the novel and the home which eventually unites the Wilcox, Schlegel, and Bast families.


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