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THE HILL OF DEVI by E.M. Forster Kirkus Star


by E.M. Forster

Pub Date: June 15th, 1953
ISBN: 0156402653
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

A collection of letters, recording Forster's remembrances of India and written during his visits in 1912-13 and again in 1921 when he served briefly as secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas. Not only do these enchanting letters tell of the social and religious life, the Maharajah's marital and family problems, his political intrigues, but they tell a great deal about Forster himself. For those who remember his famous book, A Passage to India, they throw light on much that the book revealed. The quality of the letters, written to friends and family, is such that they seem to have been written for the reader. Before their close, one feels that a close personal friend has shared his impressions of India through a delightful correspondence. In any list, this book will stand high for literary favor.