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E. M. Forster's delightfully satiric comedy of manners "A Room with a View" is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'You ...Show synopsisE. M. Forster's delightfully satiric comedy of manners "A Room with a View" is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you...' Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets at the Pension Pertolini: flamboyant romantic novelist Eleanor Lavish, the Cockney Signora, curious Mr Emerson and, most of all, his passionate son George. Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Victorian England, personified in her terminally dull fiance Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart? A "Room with a View" is a sunny, brilliantly witty comedy of manners. "He says, and even more implies, things that no other novelist does, and we can go on reading Forster indefinitely". ("The Times"). "I loved it. My first intimation of the possibilities of fiction". (Zadie Smith). Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. He studied at King's College, Cambridge. He wrote six novels, four of which appeared before the First World War, "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (1905), The "Longest Journey" (1907), "A Room with a View" (1908) and "Howard's End" (1910). An interval of fourteen years elapsed before he published A Passage to India. It won both the Prix Femina Vie Heuruse and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He last novel, "Maurice," was published posthumously in 1971. He also published two volumes of short stories and a number of non-fiction books. E. M. Forster died in 1970.Hide synopsis
A Room with a View (Barnes & Noble) – Trade paperback (2005)
E M Forster, Radhika Jones (Introduction by)
Trade paperback, Barnes & Noble 2005
ISBN: 1593082886 ISBN-13: 9781593082888
"A Room with a View," by E. M. Forster, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and ...Show more"A Room with a View," by E. M. Forster, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics" New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. A charming tale of the battle between bourgeois repression and radical romanticism, E. M. Forster's third novel has long been the most popular of his early works. A young girl, Lucy Honeychurch, and her chaperon--products of proper Edwardian England--visit a tempestuous, passionate Italy. Their "room with a view" allows them to look into a world far different from their own, a world unconcerned with convention, unfettered by social rituals, and unafraid of emotion. Soon Lucy finds herself bound to an obviously "unsuitable" man, the melancholic George Emerson, whose improper advances she dare not publicize. Back home, her friend and mentor Charlotte Bartlett and her mother, try to manipulate her into marriage with the more "appropriate" but smotheringly dull Cecil Vyse, whose surname suggests the imprisoning effect he would have on Lucy's spirit. A colorful gallery of characters, including George's riotously funny father, Lucy's sullen brother, the novelist Eleanor Lavish, and the reverend Mr. Beebe, line up on either side, and "A Room with a View" unfolds as a delightfully satiric comedy of manners and an immensely satisfying love story. Radhika Jones is a freelance writer and a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.Hide
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A classic, one of my faves. Lucy Honeychurch discovers herself, love and della Robbia on a trip to Italy. Forster's gently satiric depiction of English country ilfe and manners and his observations on tourists are very satisfying. And the romance is sweet, who hasn't felt like Lucy - confused and ...
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