- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press (31 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 034456679X
- ISBN-13: 978-0344566790
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.1 x 23.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 426 g
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The Celestial Omnibus, and Other Stories Hardcover – 31 Oct 2018
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Long-time favorite29 June 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
I had read some of Forster's short stories and several of his novels as an undergraduate in college, so I knew that I was getting something good. The book title caught my eye because it includes the title of the first short story that I had read as a freshman. I was intrigued by the story and the story-telling. Upon re-reading that and the other stories in the collection, I was not disappointed. In addition to "The Celestial Omnibus," I particularly enjoyed "The Road from Colonus," "The Story of a Panic," and "Other Kingdom." Though the stories were published in the middle of the 20th century, they offer much to tantalize a reader.
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A pleasant surprise.13 July 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
This was my first reading of E. M. Forster, and I’m glad I started with this quirky, hard-to-describe little collection. It was a refreshing, fun read and while I know his longer novels won’t be in quite the same (fantasy) vein, I’ll surely begin on his novels soon because his writing style here was so appealing. I loved these short pieces of unexpected fabulousness!
A well-written book that explores important questions about "a life well-lived"24 August 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
This book repeats the themes of several other Forster titles (Room with a View, Passage to India, and Howard’s End) about how social conventions can stifle true living. In these short stories, he mocks those who are educated and dignified and glorifies those who give themselves over to the pleasures of the natural world. Each tale is beautifully written and yet somehow they leave the reader with an uneasy feeling. Yes, something is definitely lacking in a life of “just following the rules,” but is oneness with nature and the arts really a sufficient answer?
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Looking for "The Machine Stops"12 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
This collection of short stories was advertised as containing "The Machine Stops". It does not.
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To imagine is to live20 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I have loved this story and others all my adult life. I am happy now to share it with others. Thank you.
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