A Room With A View

A Room With A View

Book - 1989
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First published in 1908, A Room with a View portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, Forster's heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians, who encourage her to take up with a well-connected boor. In the end, however, Lucy takes control of her own fate and finds love with a man whose free spirit reminds her of "a room with a view."
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989
Edition: Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679724766
0679724761
Branch Call Number: FICTION FORSTER 1989
Characteristics: x, 242 p. ; 21 cm

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AL_ANDREW Aug 01, 2016

Some good quotes sprinkled throughout, but never really painted a picture in my mind and the plot was lost on me on parts. Not my particular cup of tea.

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julia_sedai
Jun 11, 2016

I don't know why I didn't like this book. I don't have much to say. The plot was okay, the characters were great, but the whole thing together just seemed bland to me. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was doing some in-depth studying on it in school.

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ElectricMayhem
Nov 10, 2011

I read this book years ago and it was an interesting look at the strict Edwardian rules of society. I'm rereading it and it stands up well to the test of time

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kalio
Jun 02, 2009

Edwardian England was a prim and proper era with little time for the real passions of real people. But when young Lucy Honeychurch has a romantic encounter with George Emerson (the son of a free-speaking Socialist?shocking!) in a flower-filled field in Italy, she faces precisely that dilemma?follow convention or follow her heart. Back home in England, surrounded by her charming and well-meaning family and neighbors, Lucy attempts the proper path and engages herself to the very prim Cecil. Less-than-satisfied but encouraged by her spinster aunt, Lucy?s orderly world is thrown into disarray when George reappears in her life. A Room with a View features some of the most delightful characters in literature?the outlandish lady writer Eleanor Lavish, the ultimate snob?s snob Cecil, the truth-speaking clergyman Mr. Beebe, and the primmest and proper-est spinster Aunt Charlotte. These characters are cast to a tee in the 1986 film adaptation which stars some of the day?s great actors, including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Daniel Day-Lewis. The scene where George Emerson meets Lucy?s brother Freddy is priceless?few films these days feature grown men skinny-dipping in a very small pond?

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