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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61,807 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. M. Forster Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leah | 2/19/2014

    " I am not sure how I feel about this book. I liked the story but the style of writing confused me, the story was not very clear. But it was a good story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/14/2014

    " Listened to the Classic Tales podcast version. Not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 2/9/2014

    " I did end up liking this ok. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Brian | 2/1/2014

    " Painfully slow and boring. The first 100 pages were brutal. The ending picked up a little bit and sped things along but overall not that good. "

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