Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ten of the most memorable court scenes in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best trials in literature.

One entry on the list:
A Passage to India by EM Forster

Something happened to Adela Quested in the Marabar Caves, and Dr Aziz, the idealistic young Muslim doctor, is accused of sexual assault. The trial sets the British and the Indians against each other. At its climax Adela takes the stand and, to the horror of the British spectators, changes her testimony, admitting she was discombobulated by the mysterious echo in the caves.
Read about the other trials on the list.

A Passage to India also appears among Mullan's ten best caves in literature and Antonya Nelson's five most essential books.

--Marshal Zeringue