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  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. Adam Bede
  3. Alice in Wonderland
  4. All's Well That Ends Well
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  6. A Modest Proposal
  7. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  8. An Ideal Husband
  9. Antony and Cleopatra
  10. A Passage to India
  11. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  12. Arms and the Man
  13. A Room With A View
  14. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
  15. A Study in Scarlet
  16. As You Like It
  17. A Tale of a Tub
  18. A Tale of Two Cities
  19. A Woman of No Importance
  20. Barnaby Rudge
  21. Beowulf
  22. Bleak House
  23. Book of Common Prayer
  24. Candida
  25. Captains Courageous
  26. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
  27. Clarissa
  28. Coriolanus
  29. Daniel Deronda
  30. David Copperfield
  31. Dombey and Son
  32. Don Juan
  33. Emma
  34. Finnegans Wake
  35. Four Quartets
  36. Frankenstein
  37. Great Expectations
  38. Gulliver's Travels
  39. Hamlet
  40. Hard Times
  41. Howards End
  42. Ivanhoe
  43. Jane Eyre
  44. Julius Caesar
  45. Kim
  46. King James Version of the Bible
  47. King Lear
  48. King Solomon's Mines
  49. Lady Chatterley's Lover
  50. Lady Windermere's Fan
  51. Leviathan
  52. Little Dorrit
  53. Love's Labour's Lost
  54. Macbeth
  55. Major Barbara
  56. Mansfield Park
  57. Martin Chuzzlewit
  58. Measure for Measure
  59. Middlemarch
  60. Moll Flanders
  61. Mrs. Dalloway
  62. Mrs. Warren's Profession
  63. Much Ado About Nothing
  64. Murder in the Cathedral
  65. Nicholas Nickleby
  66. Northanger Abbey
  67. Nostromo
  68. Ode on a Grecian Urn
  69. Oliver Twist
  70. Othello
  71. Our Mutual Friend
  72. Pamela or Virtue Rewarded
  73. Paradise Lost
  74. Paradise Regained
  75. Peregrine Pickle
  76. Persuasion
  77. Peter Pan
  78. Pride and Prejudice
  79. Pygmalion
  80. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  81. Robinson Crusoe
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  95. The Castle of Otranto
  96. The Comedy of Errors
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  98. The Elder Statesman
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  100. The Happy Prince and Other Tales
  101. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  102. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  103. The Importance of Being Earnest
  104. The Jungle Book
  105. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
  106. The Man Who Would Be King
  107. The Master of Ballantrae
  108. The Merchant of Venice
  109. The Merry Wives of Windsor
  110. The Mill on the Floss
  111. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  112. The Nigger of the Narcissus
  113. The Old Curiosity Shop
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  115. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  116. The Pilgrim's Progress
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  118. The Second Jungle Book
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  120. The Sign of Four
  121. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  122. The Tempest
  123. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
  124. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  125. The Vicar of Wakefield
  126. The Waste Land
  127. The Winter's Tale
  128. Timon of Athens
  129. Titus Andronicus
  130. To the Lighthouse
  131. Treasure Island
  132. Troilus and Cressida
  133. Twelfth Night, or What You Will
  134. Typhoon
  135. Ulysses
  136. Vanity Fair
  137. Volpone
  138. Wuthering Heights
 



LITERARY MASTERPIECES
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A Passage to India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
For the 1984 film based on this novel, see A Passage to India (film).

A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library.

Plot summary

In this story, a British woman, Adela Quested, joins her fiancée in India where he works for the government. She is befriended by an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed, who is later accused of attempting to rape her. The accusation takes place after Adela's unidentified traumatic experience while touring a local natural attraction, the Marabar Caves. The ensuing court trial increases the racial tension between the Indians and the British, threatening to tear apart the colonial society of Chandrapore, India and foreshadowing the end of the British Raj.

PART ONE: MOSQUE
  1. Description of Chandrapore
  2. Dr Aziz is called away from Hamidullah's house by Major Callendar; on arrival, he finds Callendar has left; Mrs Callendar and Mrs Lesley take his carriage; he walks to the mosque and meets Mrs Moore; they talk
  3. Mrs Moore returns to the club and tells Adela Quested and Ronny Heaslop about her encounter; Ronny is bothered by it
  4. The Collector invites Indians to a Bridge Party
  5. The Bridge Party
  6. Dr Panna Lal asks Dr Aziz why he didn't go
  7. Mr Fielding; Dr Aziz invites Adela Quested and Mrs Moore to the Marabar Caves
  8. Adela Quested and Ronny Heaslop
  9. Mr Hamidullah, Dr Panna Lal, Fielding, Rafi Haq, Ram Chand, Syed Mohammed visit Dr Aziz at his home
  10. The heat
  11. Fielding visits Aziz at his house; they become friendly

    PART TWO: CAVES
  12. Description of caves
  13. Fielding and Godbole miss the train
  14. Mrs Moore and the caves
  15. Dr Aziz and Miss Quested part ways
  16. Loss of Miss Quested; arrest of Aziz
  17. Fielding learns of this; he talks to Mr Turton
  18. Fielding talks to Mr McBryde
  19. Fielding talks to Hamidullah, Godbole, Aziz
  20. The situation is discussed at the Club; Fielding resigns (20)
  21. Rest of the evening
  22. Miss Quested starts to have doubts; Mrs Moore is dismissive
  23. Mrs Moore leaves India
  24. The trial; Quested withdraws her accusation
  25. Dr Aziz and Dr Panna Lal
  26. Fielding talks to Quested; they learn of Mrs Moore's death
  27. Fielding talks to Aziz
  28. Death of Mrs Moore; the cult of Esmiss Esmoor
  29. Last conversation between Fielding and Quested; she leaves India
  30. Aziz talks to Das
  31. Aziz no longer trusts Fielding
  32. Fielding travels back to England

    PART THREE: TEMPLE
  33. Professor Godbole
  34. Dr Aziz's life while Fielding is gone
  35. Fielding returns; Aziz realises he never married Adela Quested
  36. Aziz meets Ralph Moore
  37. Aziz and Fielding talk about politics and India's future as a nation

Characters in "A Passage to India"

Depending on the particular narrative voice being used, characters are referred to by either their formal surname or their familiar name.

Dr Aziz 
a Muslim Indian who works as an intern at the English hospital.
Mrs Moore 
mother of Ronny Heaslop, visiting Chandrapore to oversee her son's engagement.
Ronny/Mr Heaslop 
English City Magistrate of Chandrapore.
Cyril/Mr Fielding 
English principal of the Chandrapore high school, middle aged and unmarried.
Adela/Miss Quested 
young Englishwoman visiting India to possibly marry Ronny Heaslop.
Hamidullah 
a Cambridge-educated barrister, he serves as Aziz's best friend.
Mr Turton 
the English city collector of Chandrapore.
Professor Narayan Godbole 
an elderly Brahman.

Awards and nominations

  • The novel won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1924.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

Film

  • 1984: A Passage to India is a feature film directed by David Lean, starring Victor Banerjee, Judy Davis, Art Malik, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Peggy Ashcroft, Alec Guinness and Nigel Havers.

Television

  • 1965: A Passage to India was produced for television in the United Kingdom by the BBC in 1965, as part of their regular Play of the Month strand. The 110-minute adaptation was shown on BBC1 on November 16. The script was an adaptation by John Maynard of the 1960 stage version of the novel by Santha Rama Rau, and the play was directed by Indian director Waris Hussein. Sybil Thorndike starred as Mrs Moore, with Cyril Cusack as Fielding, Virginia McKenna as Adela, Zia Mohyeddin as Aziz and Ronald Hines as Ronnie Heaslop. The play also sees early appearances of Saeed Jaffrey and Doreen Mantle in minor roles. Unlike many BBC productions of the 1960s which have been junked, A Passage to India still exists in the BBC archives, and was repeated on BBC2 in 1992 as part of the Black and White in Colour season of programmes — in spite of the fact that it is in black and white.

References

  • Forster, E.M. Overview and selection from "A Passage to India." The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Twentieth Century (Vol. 2C), 7th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000: 2131-2141.

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
A Passage to India
  • Original 1924 review reprinted by the Guardian
  • TIME MAGAZINE: 100 ALL-TIME NOVELS
  • The Modern Library 100 Best Novels
  • The Literary Encyclopedia
  • A Passage to India (1965 television) at the Internet Movie Database
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