Length: 215 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 35 minutes
First Published: 1908
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 fiancé Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart?
Quotes from A Room With A View
When I think of what life is, and how seldom love is answered by love; it is one of the moments for which the world was made.
Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.
Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes.
“This desire to govern a woman—it lies very deep, and men and women must fight it together…. But I do love you surely in a better way than he does.” He thought. “Yes—really in a better way. I want you to have your own thoughts even when I hold you in my arms.”
Movie Trailer for A Room with a View (1985)
About E M Forster
Edward Morgan Forster, generally published as E.M. Forster, was an novelist, essayist, and short story writer. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster’s views as a secular humanist are at the heart of his work, which often depicts the pursuit of personal connections in spite of the restrictions of contemporary society. He is noted for his use of symbolism as a technique in his novels, and he has been criticized for his attachment to mysticism. He had five novels published in his lifetime and another published posthumously.