Room with a View

ISBN-10: 0553213237
ISBN-13: 9780553213232
Edition: 1988
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Description: This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England.  A charming young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a  More...

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List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England.  A charming young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza.  Attracted to this man, George Emerson--who is entirely unsuitable and whose father just may be a Socialist--Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires.  Back in England she is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling, suitor, and soon realizes she must make a startling decision that will decide the course of her future:  she is forced to choose between convention and passion.  The enduring delight of this tale of romantic intrigue is rooted in Forster's colorful characters, including outrageous spinsters, pompous clergymen and outspoken patriots.  Written in 1908, A Room With A View is one of E.M. Forster's earliest and most celebrated works.

Edward Morgan Forster was born on January 1, 1879, in London, England. He never knew his father, who died when Forster was an infant. Forster graduated from King's College, Cambridge, with B.A. degrees in classics (1900) and history (1901), as well as an M.A. (1910). In the mid-1940s he returned to Cambridge as a professor, living quietly there until his death in 1970. Forster was named to the Order of Companions of Honor to the Queen in 1953. Forster's writing was extensively influenced by the traveling he did in the earlier part of his life. After graduating from Cambridge, he lived in both Greece and Italy, and used the latter as the setting for the novels Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) and A Room with a View (1908). The Longest Journey was published in 1907. Howard's End was modeled on the house he lived in with his mother during his childhood. During World War I, he worked as a Red Cross Volunteer in Alexandria, aiding in the search for missing soldiers; he later wrote about these experiences in the nonfiction works Alexandria: A History and Guide and Pharos and Pharillon. His two journeys to India, in 1912 and 1922, resulted in A Passage to India (1924), which many consider to be Forster's best work; this title earned the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Forster wrote only six novels, all prior to 1925 (although Maurice was not published until 1971, a year after Forster's death, probably because of its homosexual theme). For much of the rest of his life, he wrote literary criticism (Aspects of the Novel) and nonfiction, including biographies (Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson), histories, political pieces, and radio broadcasts. Howard's End, A Room with a View, and A Passage to India have all been made into successful films.

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The Bertolini
In Santa Croce with No Baedeker
Music, Violets, and the Letter "S"
Fourth Chapter
Possibilities of a Pleasant Outing
The Reverend Arthur Beebe, the Reverend Cuthbert Eager, Mr. Emerson, Miss Eleanor Lavish, Miss Charlotte Bartlett, and Miss Lucy Honeychurch Drive Out in Carriages to See a View; Italians Drive Them
They Return
Mediaeval
Lucy as a Work of Art
Cecil as a Humourist
In Mrs. Vyse's Well-Appointed Flat
Twelfth Chapter
How Miss Bartlett's Boiler Was So Tiresome
How Miss Lucy Faced the External Situation Bravely
The Disaster Within
Lying to George
Lying to Cecil
Lying to Mr. Beebe, Mrs. Honeychurch, Freddy, and the Servants
Lying to Mr. Emerson
The End of the Middle Ages

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