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On Beauty (Paperback)

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Race, class, sex and guilt/
a liberal college town/
Middlemarch re-vamped.

— Blair

Long a huge fan of E.M. Forster, Smith pays homage with this modern retelling of Forster’s masterpiece Howards End. The results are terrific—a big, old-fashioned novel about class and family. Smith’s writing appears effortless; the plot is just as pertinent now as it was in Forster’s day, and her characters live and breathe like members of your own family. 

— Rico

Zadie Smith understands people the way Dostoevsky understood people: the ways in which where they come from and who they come from influence where and how they end up. Reading this book is like joining another family, and though every member is flawed - to say the least - each character feels like a real person. A nearly perfect book.

— Jess

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141019451
Publisher: Penguin Group(CA)
Publication Date: July 1st, 2007
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Last Updated At: 8/22/2018 08:40am