The Longest Journey – E M Forster

I picked up a copy of this novel from a second-hand book store while on holiday.

Here’s the blurb

Rickie Elliot, a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent, sets out from Cambridge full of hopes to become a writer. But when his stories are not successful he decides instead to marry the beautiful but shallow Agnes, agreeing to abandon his writing and become a schoolmaster at a second-rate public school. Giving up his hopes and values for those of the conventional world, he sinks into a world of petty conformity and bitter disappointments.

The start reminded my of Brideshead Revisited

I enjoyed this novel. It is a quiet story about the development of one character.

There is a fabulous interpretation here

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