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Collected Short Stories

Collected Short Stories

(1947)
A collection of stories by

 
Dedicated to Hermes - messenger to the gods and conductor of souls to the afterworld - this collection is composed of masterpieces of fantasy. Written at various dates before World War I, these 12 stories contain themes that were to re-emerge in E.M. Forster's later work, in particular the attempt to escape from the "respectable claim of reality". "The Machine Stops" is an Orwellian reaction to the earlier heavens of H.G. Wells; "The Road From Colonus" sees the victory of a tedious family over an old man's vision; and "The Celestial Omnibus" has innocence triumping over experience. Above all, Forster demonstrates his belief in freedom, self realization and a spiritual honesty that may be used to defeat the lies of repression.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1965 : UK Hardback
Title: Collected Short Stories
Author(s): E M Forster
ISBN: 0-283-35286-8 / 978-0-283-35286-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Collected Short Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): E M Forster
ISBN: 0-14-118651-8 / 978-0-14-118651-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: Collected Short Stories (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): E M Forster
ISBN: 0-14-018071-0 / 978-0-14-018071-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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October 1969 : UK Paperback
Title: Collected Short Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): E M Forster
ISBN: 0-14-001031-9 / 978-0-14-001031-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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