A sunny tale of love and liberation, A Room with a View is the story of Lucy, on holiday in Italy with her conservative cousin when she meets George Emerson, an unusual young man not of her class. Although drawn to him, on her return home she becomes engaged instead to Cecil, a comically dull gentleman from her own background. Will she ever learn to break free and follow her heart?
Sundrenched and optimistic, and including many issues which troubled the Edwardian public - radical thinking, women's suffrage, the constrictions of English social rules - this is a brilliantly witty love story.
About the Author
Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. A pacifist and conscientious objector during the First World War, he volunteered instead for the International Red Cross, which took him to Alexandria. During his lifetime he travelled through Europe, Egypt and India, wrote six novels, two volumes of short stories, two collections of essays, two biographies and a libretto for Britten's opera Billy Budd, declined a knighthood, was made a member of the Order of Merit, and died at the age of ninety-one. Where Angels Fear to Tread and Howards End are also published in the Penguin English Library.
Series: The Penguin English Library
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 21st November 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1