A Room with a View

A Room with a View
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16+
Release Date
September 01, 1908
ISBN
0553213237
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One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, "A Room With a View" is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. "A Room With a View" is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true love.

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Fantastic Victorian Novel, with a loveable main character
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Reader reviewed by charlene

A Room with a View features one of the most beloved love stories in Victorian literature. The characters are vivid, the plot truly enjoyable. While reading make sure to realize the emotional and moral change Lucy goes through, during the course of the novel. That is the real object and topic of this book packed into a lot romance fun.

A must-have for every true Victorian novel fan.
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Not your typical classic
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Reader reviewed by L. Eustace

"A Room with a View" at times gives off hints of "The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet", but thank goodness the ending is a happy one.

The wealthy Lucy Honeychurch and her cousin stay at a hotel, only to be destressed when it's found that their room has no view. An elderly lower-middle classed man overhears their whining and volunteers to exchange rooms with them, his and his son George's room having rooms with a view.

The two families get to know each other and begin to socialize without much thought put onto their social classes. One day Lucy faints when she witnesses a murder, only to later on end up in the arms of shy George. For some odd reason they become attracted to each other, but don't reveal it. Later on she becomes engaged to a man with large holdings in wealth, only to become perplexed with George who reveals his feelings. This is not your typical classic fiction.
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