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Howards End

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Solid adaptation of classic British book about class, love.

TV Starz Drama 2017
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This adaptation offers a solid, well-produced version of E.M. Forster's acclaimed novel, which highlights the social customs at the onset of post-Victorian England. It points to how members of British society managed their associations with people from different social classes and within different social circles. It also addresses how some struggled with these norms, while others felt them necessary and appropriate to keep social order.

The social conventions and codes of conduct that dictated relationships of the time are underscored, which may not be interesting to all viewers. But Howards End also provides some sense of how the country was changing overall. It won't appeal to everyone, and even if you like British period dramas, it's a little hard to get into. But fans of the genre will find the commitment worth their while.

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