The book that E.M. Forster claimed as his favorite, The Longest Journey is both a comic and tragic novel of manners. This is the story of Rickie Elliott, an aspiring writer who ultimately gives up his dreams and settles for conformity. It's also a deft satire on middle class England, much in the same vein as Forster's other works, including A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India. The dust jacket of this early edition reads, 'Its subject is the age-old theme of appearance and reality and the conflict between them... Rickie Elliott's tragedy moves as part of the eternal struggle between instinct and convention, between men of pure feeling and the stuffed men of our money civilization. It is Forster's special gift to be able to make profound subjects extremely readable."
This is a true collector's item with a graphic, eye-catching cover by Alvin Lustig, a designer famed for his book jackets, packaging, typography and advertisements for the likes of furniture powerhouse Knoll.
This book is in good vintage condition. Its dust jacket, which is secured in plastic, has several small tears and chips. The pages are clean and the volume is well intact.
7.25" x 5" x 1.25"
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