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When attractive, impulsive, English widow Lilia takes a holiday in Italy, she causes a scandal by marrying Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her junior. Her prim, snobbish in-laws make no attempt to hide their disapproval, and when Lilia’s decision eventually brings disaster, her English relatives embark on an expedition to face the uncouth foreigner. But when they are confronted by the beauty of Italy and the charm and vitality of the disreputable Gino, they are forced to examine their own narrow lives. Their reactions are emotional, violent, and unexpected. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As enveloping as any of the other Forster books.”

    New York Times

  • “Startlingly original…At once fantastic and inevitable.”

    Guardian (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karen | 2/18/2014

    " Ugh. Awful people being awful to one another and taking no responsibility when it all turns tragic. 1001 list. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carsten Thomsen | 2/10/2014

    " I loved Room With a View and Howards End. My expectations were high but the book did not come close to the other two masterpieces. There were no persons to like in this tale - it left me cold and indifferent - couldn't wait for the italien wailing and the english prudishness to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dianabanana Lind | 2/7/2014

    " I'd never read Forster before. Now I feel compelled to go and read all his novels. This is perfect summer reading -- a nice critique of English society. Very succinct writing style, but great characterizations. Makes you feel that the bear-hug of American letters (a la Whitman, Melville and their 20th century followers/interpreters) could use a dose of English stoicism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denis | 2/2/2014

    " Forster's less famous novel - and yet, all that makes him one of the greatest writers of the English language is already there. His uncompromising view of British society, his way of writing what could be called "romantic" stories without any fake sentimentalism, his complex characters which are not necessarily likable but always riveting, the sure hand with which tragedy unfolds in an almost ordinary way, the curious (but always right on target) way with which lighter elements mix with serious ones: yes, it's all here in this strange, cruel, unusual novel about British people and their fatal infatuation for Italy (and what a strange vision of Italy's men and culture Forster has!) A great read from start to finish. "

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