Complete summary of E. M. Forster’s The Road from Colonus. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Road from Colonus. THE ROAD FROM COLONUS Source for information on The Road From Colonus by E. M. Forster, Reference Guide to Short Fiction dictionary. The Road from Colonus has 32 ratings and 6 reviews. The story of The Road from Colonus was inspired by a visit Forster made to Greece in An elder.

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Don’t want to give away the end but this is a haunting story with echos of the Sophocles play “Oedipus at Colonus”. The imagination won’t wake.

Mr Lucas seeks in Greece the youth he has lost, of course does not find it which further increases his frustration. Published February 6th by Createspace first published The Greeks said nothing; but whenever Mr.

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The inmates of the Khan only consisted of an old woman, forstee middle-aged woman, a young man and two children, and to none of them had he spoken, yet he loved them as he loved everything that moved or breathed or existed beneath the benedictory shade of the planes.

Grom anchors this story in Greek tragedy, explicitly identifying Mr. Lists with This Book. Add to Your books. Others had been before him—indeed he had a curious sense of companionship. Jane Reye rated it really liked it May 11, He was right, for the man obeyed, and they all stood waiting for Ethel’s return. Return to Book Page. Had he been brutal? Recently added by R3adkaaulsmithmysticjoemookiekatclong. He said nothing, for he had nothing to say, and even his face showed little emotion as he felt the shade pass and heard the sound of the water cease.


I don’t know why I ever consulted you. But these few minutes’ conversation had undeceived him. But to describe their source is hopeless.

Forster, E. M. “The Road from Colonus”.

He would be a fool as well as a coward if he stirred from the place which brought him happiness and peace. Lucas, who, as Mrs.

He had lost interest in other people’s affairs, and seldom attended when they spoke to him. In their midst was hidden a tiny Khan or country inn, a frail mud fortser with a broad wooden balcony in which sat an old woman spinning, while a small brown pig, eating orange peel, stood beside her.

The Road From Colonus

For more help see the Common Knowledge frim page. The old woman stopped her spinning, while the young man and the two children stood behind Mr. She does not mean a word of it. Paperback26 pages. Graham, who is “always polite to his elders,” shows his true colors. Lucas in pompous, confident tones replied: But he found them intolerable.


The woman inside received them with loud welcomes, and the young man, when no roa was looking, began to lead Mr. Lucas tried to join. Neither arguments nor entreaties moved him.

The Road from Colonus by E.M. Forster

They had no perception of the coherent beauty was flowering around them. Reins Win added it Nov 26, A tale of a retired Englishman taking a trip to Greece with rosd group of other English tourists including his daughter.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The Other Side of the Toad. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Dec 16, Ethel did not check his babbling. Lil’ Bamboo rated it really liked it May 07, I admire strength,” says Ethel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I wrote and told them so—didn’t I?

Fortunately Graham was an expert boxer, and it did not take him a moment to beat down the youth’s feeble defence, and to send him sprawling with a bleeding mouth into the asphodel. For the last month a strange desire had possessed him to fforster fighting.

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