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Collected Short Stories (1947) [Collection]
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All the stories in this book were written before the First World War, and were originally published in two volumes, the Celestial Omnibus in 1911, and The Eternal Moment in 1928. Although they are fantasies, and more lighthearted than the major novels like A Passage to India and Howard's End, behind their amusing comedy are glimpses of profound themes. The Machine Stops is described by the author 'as a reaction to one of the earlier heavens of H.G. Wells.' Many of the stories express an instinctive belief in the force of Nature. There is a charming skit debunking "Progress," and another which shows what a true appreciation of literature really means. And, above all, while unmercifully disposing of meaningless social conventions, these masterpieces of irony are full of a trust in human values which is almost unknown today.


  • The Story of a Panic
  • The Other Side of the Hedge
  • The Celestial Omnibus
  • Other Kingdom
  • The Curate's Friend
  • The Road from Colonus
  • The Machine Stops
  • The Point of It
  • Mr. Andrews
  • Co-ordinator
  • The Story of the Siren
  • The Eternal Moment

Original title: Collected Short Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasy
FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Other Side of the Hedge, the (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: E. M. Forster
     Story of a Panic, the (1904) [Short Story]
      Author: E. M. Forster
     Machine Stops, the (1909) [Novelette]
      Author: E. M. Forster
     Road from Colonus, the (1911) [Short Story]
      Author: E. M. Forster

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Collected Short Stories (1947)
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Language: English

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Collected Short Stories (1947)

ISBN: 0140010319

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