"That Marabar Case was an event which threw the city of Chandrapore into a fever of racial feeling. Miss Quested, on a visit from England to the man she expected to marry. showed an interest in Indian ways of life which was frowned upon by the sun-baked British community. And the prejudice which most of them felt and expressed against any social contacts between the British and the Indians appeared at first to be justified when she returned, alone and distressed from an exchursion to the caves in the company of a young Indian doctor. He was arrested on a charge of attempted assault, but when the case came to trial Miss Quested withdrew her accusation and the doctor was set free. Was she the victim of an hallucination, a complex, an unidentified intruder or what?"
Forster depicts with sympathy and discernment the complicated Oriental reaction to British rule in India.
This is a Penguin Modern Classics soft cover edition of the 1924 novel. It is in very sound condition but has some neat notes and previous owners name written on the blank end papers and in a few margains. This was probably used as a classroom text. The notations are not distracting.