A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Penguin Books Ltd, 31 August 2000
Soft cover, 240 pages
My first intimation of the possibilities of fiction' Zadie Smith
More than a love story, A Room with a View is a penetrating social comedy and a brilliant study of contrasts - in values, social class, and cultural perspectives - and the ingenuity of fate. Its heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, visits Italy with her prim cousin Charlotte as a chaperone, where she meets the unconventional, lower class Mr. Emerson and his son, George. Upon her return to England, Lucy becomes engaged to the supercilious Cecil Vyse, but finds herself increasingly torn between the expectations of the world in which she moves and the passionate yearnings of her heart.
With an Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury