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By Edward Morgan Forster

This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety between an eccentric solid of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a nook of Surrey, England. an enthralling younger English girl, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the hands of a fellow Britisher while she witnesses a homicide in a Florentine piazza. drawn to this guy, George Emerson--who is completely incorrect and whose father simply could be a Socialist--Lucy is quickly at warfare with the snobbery of her category and her personal conflicting wishes. again in England she is courted via a extra applicable, if stifling, suitor, and shortly realizes she needs to make a startling choice that may come to a decision the process her destiny: she is pressured to choose from conference and keenness. the long-lasting satisfaction of this story of romantic intrigue is rooted in Forster's colourful characters, together with outrageous spinsters, pompous priests and outspoken patriots. Written in 1908, A Room With A View is one in all E.M. Forster's earliest and so much celebrated works.

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Mr. Emerson was talking about it in the smoking-room, and knowing what I did, I encouraged him to make the offer again.

113), and we see that his aesthetic comparison is in fact a way of flattening Lucy’s personality. But, to be fair, in evaluating Lucy through the prism of art, Cecil is only following a precedent set much earlier in the novel. Lucy herself, in Santa Croce, assesses George Emerson in a similar vein: She watched the singular creature pace up and down the chapel. For a young man his face was rugged, and—until the shadows fell upon it—hard. Enshadowed, it sprang into tenderness. She saw him once again at Rome, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, carrying a burden of acorns (p.

Lucy does not yet know on whose side she falls. But when the swap is accomplished, she looks out her window that evening “thinking of the kind old man who had enabled her to see the lights dancing in the Arno and the cypresses of San Miniato, and the foot-hills of the Apennines, black against the rising moon” (pp. 16—17). She knows, in other words, that it is Mr. Emerson who has contributed to the broadening of her horizons. Lucy comes of age, as Forster himself did, at a time of sea changes in Britain and the world: the ebb of British imperial power, the end of the Victorian era, the onset of the modern age, and the portents of a world war.

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