A Room with a View - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)E M Forster (author)
Lucy Honeychurch has her horizons broadened by a stimulating visit to the Pension Bertolini in Forster’s exquisite comedy of manners and hymn to the vitality and creative passion of early 20th century Florence.
'"But you do," he went on, not waiting for contradiction. "You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you, and no other word expresses it ..."
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 Bertolini: 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 Edwardian England, personified in her terminally dull fiance Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart?
The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 18 mm
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Good price though I have not actually start the reading yet...
“A gentle, romantic, joy”
Absolutely beautifully written, abd as the blurb states, 'sun drenched', you feel you are *in* Edwardian England and Italy. Time travel and travel all in one.
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