This is the manuscript draft of E M Forster’s novel Howards End. First published in 1910, the novel became Forster’s first major literary success.

This extract corresponds to the end of Chapter 10, when Margaret Schlegel meets Mrs Wilcox at King’s Cross station with the intention to join her on a trip to Howards End. Their plans are, however, interrupted by the arrival of Mr Wilcox and their daughter. While this is a late draft of the novel, Forster made several minor changes in the final version, including word changes and alterations in the order of sentences.