A Room with a View

By E.M. Forster,

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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.

Lucy Honeychurch travels to Florence, Italy, with her cousin and they were assured they would receive a room with a view of the…

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Young Englishwoman Lucy Honeychurch visits Italy only to find herself among others of her class, all of whom have brought along their prejudices. When a father and son of a lower social class offer her a room with a better view, Lucy’s chaperone is suspicious of possible lurid expectations attached to the offer. The Edwardian moral code, outrageous to a present-day American, presents obstacles Lucy struggles to overcome so she can comfortably befriend the men. Although Forster’s style sometimes left me confused as to who was speaking during dialogues, and the Grecian myth references aren’t in my lexicon, the story…

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