A Room with a View

E. M. Forster

Frederick Davidson (Narrator)

12-01-98

7hrs 13min

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12-01-98

7hrs 13min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“One of the most esteemed English novelists of his time.” Times (London)

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for 12 Books to Ease Your Downton Abbey Withdrawl
One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century on the Board’s List

E. M. Forster’s celebrated social comedy explores romantic intrigue and prim propriety among a colorful cast of Edwardian characters. Lucy Honeychurch, a young English woman traveling in Italy with her stuffy chaperone aunt, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians and attracted to the free-spirited George Emerson, whose family’s radical politics make him entirely unsuitable. Sharing a spontaneous moment of passion with him in the Italian countryside, Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires. Back in England, she is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling, suitor and soon realizes she must make a final choice between convention and passion.

Praise

“One of the most esteemed English novelists of his time.” Times (London)

“Forster’s keen observation of character informed the work [A Room with a View], which reflected the author’s criticism of restrictive conventional British society.” Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

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Language English
Release Day Nov 30, 1998
Release Date December 1, 1998
Release Date Machine 912470400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Romance, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics, Literature & Fiction, Most Popular
Author Bio
E. M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster (1879–1970) was an English novelist and short story writer. He also wrote numerous essays, speeches, and broadcasts, and some biographies and pageant plays. Many of his novels focus upon themes of class difference and hypocrisy. His best-known works are his novels, particularly A Room with a View, Howards End, and A Passage to India. Forster was twenty times nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Narrator Bio
Frederick Davidson

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.

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An Entertainment Weekly Pick for 12 Books to Ease Your Downton Abbey Withdrawl
One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century on the Board’s List

E. M. Forster’s celebrated social comedy explores romantic intrigue and prim propriety among a colorful cast of Edwardian characters. Lucy Honeychurch, a young English woman traveling in Italy with her stuffy chaperone aunt, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians and attracted to the free-spirited George Emerson, whose family’s radical politics make him entirely unsuitable. Sharing a spontaneous moment of passion with him in the Italian countryside, Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires. Back in England, she is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling, suitor and soon realizes she must make a final choice between convention and passion.

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