Zadie Smith

On Beauty

2005

Main Details
Author
Zadie Smith
Date
2005 First published
Publication Location UK
Genre
Language English
Notes On Beauty is a 2005 novel by British author Zadie Smith, loosely based on Howards End by E. M. Forster. The story follows the lives of a mixed-race British/American family living in the United States, addresses ethnic and cultural differences in both the USA and the UK, as well as the nature of beauty, and the clash between liberal and conservative academic values. It takes its title from an essay by Elaine Scarry—"On Beauty and Being Just".

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