*Thoroughly edited. Does not contain the numerous typographical errors of other editions. Forster's innovation remains: he allowed the English comic novel the possibility of a spiritual and bodily life, not simply to exist as an exquisitely worked game of social ethics but as a messy human concoction. He expanded the comic novel's ethical space (while unbalancing its moral certainties) simply by letting more of life in . Austen asks for toleration from her readers. Forster demands something far stickier, more shameful: love. - Zadie Smith Also available in a Classroom Edition with Questions for Discussion (ISBN 978-1517773649).