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A Room With a View

By E. M. Forster
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Publisher Description

A Room With a View, perhaps E. M. Forster’s lightest novel, was also one long in gestation—he began it as early as 1901, and only published it in 1908.

In it we meet young Lucy Honeychurch and her cousin Charlotte Bartlett, who have gone on tour to Italy. During their stay they meet a series of interesting characters, including George Emerson, the son of an eccentric gentleman. The conflict between Lucy’s choice of the unusual George, or her more conventional English suitor Cecil, forms the crux of Forster’s critique of contemporary English society.

Despite the novel being a societal critique, the prose is light and studded with Forster’s easy witticisms. In 1958 Forster added an appendix elaborating on what occurred to the main characters after the novel’s end: the two world wars figure largely in their futures.

5 Reviews

Expressionless Face“Picked this as a quick classic. Maybe it’s just that classic romance is not for me, but I CANNOT stand the boring stories about courtship and how scandalous it would be to say you like someone out loud. The points on feminism were… there. I’m glad we’re not there anymore 😂”
Descriptive writingComing of ageRomanticThought-provokingLack of diversityPredictableUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying plot
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“An all-time favorite. Sometimes a bit cheesy. Sometimes a bit too ponderous. But love it even more for that. So, so good.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingFunny writing
Slightly Smiling Face“I love it . It’s cute for one set or something or like quick read it’s good .”
Believable charactersCuteBeautiful settingMoving
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Believable charactersDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingBeautiful settingImmersive settingFeel goodRomanticThought-provoking

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