A Room With A View – E.M. Forster

Apr 21

A Room With A View – E.M. Forster

I loved this book by E.M. Forster. It is a classic love story, and Forster’s writing is enjoyable from beginning to end.

Lucy, an English gal, travels to Florence with her cousin Charlotte Bartlett (I adore that name), a somewhat annoying and overbearing chaperone. They meet up with various characters; most notably the Emersons, a father/son duo who don’t fall in line with the social norms of the day. Lucy is fascinated by the Emersons; the elder has not a bit of social tact, and the younger, George, is not quite like any man she has ever met. Lucy’s background and her peers try and steer her clear of the Emersons; fate has a way of bringing them together.

After returning home to England, Lucy becomes engaged to a real douche named Cecil Vyse. Of course the Emersons show up, and a fantastic love triangle ensues.

The antiquated views on women were cringe-worthy: “Why were most big things unladylike? Charlotte had once explained to her why. It was not that ladies were inferior to men; it was that they were different. Their mission was to inspire others to achievement rather than to achieve themselves.”

Interesting times, indeed.forster

 


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