A Room With a View (Paperback)

Author: Forster, E. M.

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*Author: Forster, E. M./ Bradbury, Malcolm *Series Title: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics *Publication Date: 2000/07/01 *Number of Pages: 206 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780141183299
SKU 30560218
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0141183292
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
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Malcolm Bradbury
Malcolm Bradbury was the son of a railroad worker, but both parents were avid readers. A sickly child with a heart condition, Bradbury himself spent more time reading than playing sports. Educated at universities in Leicester and Manchester (where he earned a doctorate in American studies), Bradbury was also a professor at several. Until his retirement in 1995, he was head of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia; he was a great champion of new writing and emerging writers, and regularly introduced his students to literary agents. He was well known as a critic, writing often on the novel, but he also wrote novels himself, many of them humorous and satirical works set in universities: his first, EATING PEOPLE IS WRONG, was published in 1959; his last, TO THE HERMITAGE, was published six months before his death--at which time he was also knighted. "I take the novel extremely seriously," he wrote, calling it "the best of all forms: open and personal, intelligent and inquiring." Bradbury also wrote television screenplays, both original and adaptations of the work of other writers. He was married and had two sons.
E. M. Forster's father died when he was a baby, and he was raised in an English country village by his mother and various female relatives. At Kings College, Cambridge, he discovered his homosexuality and became a member of the Apostles, in which he met Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes, and Roger Fry--the foundations of what is known as the Bloomsbury Group, of which Forster also became a member. Thanks to a legacy from a great-aunt, Forster was able to support himself and also to travel widely in Italy, Austria, and Greece--places that would become useful to him as a writer. Between 1903 and 1910 he wrote his four "Edwardian" works--the novels that have gained him wide acclaim as a delineator of English upper-middle-class lives and manners. His 1912 trip to India inspired his masterpiece, A PASSAGE TO INDIA. He stopped writing fiction after World War II (in which he was a prominent pacifist), except for MAURICE, his posthumously published novel that dealt overtly with homosexuality. In addition to his fiction and essays, Forster is also the author of the influential ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL, in which he emphasized the novel's value as a mirror of human experience. Forster became a fellow of King's College and lived there until just before his death of a massive stroke at the age of 81.
"...[W]e are amused rather than bewildered. We are more amused, indeed, for we recognize that odd sense of freedom which books give us when they seem to represent the world as we see it....We have originality and observation, and a book as clever as the other books that Mr. Forster has written already."
"No modern English novelist has declared a moral purpose as directly as E. M. Forster, who addresses the reader in a voice at once moderate, serene, and full of fervor. The fervor is for the dignity of human relationships, that people should nurture their individuality--he deplored the 'undeveloped heart'--yet also transcend it in mutual connections of loving respect. This message of 'Only connect!' is embodied in characters who are robustly alive....Written at the beginning of the century, Forster's novels have radiantly endured to its end, their relevance preserved in their author's profoundly serious wit."
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First Line "The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all.
Annotation Young Englishwoman Lucy Honeychurch is on an Italian holiday with her pushy, very proper older cousin Charlotte Bartlett. Although they each had been promised by the Signora "a room with a view," their windows do not overlook the Arno. A gentleman traveler (clearly of a lower class) overhears the women peevishly discussing their situation and generously offers to trade rooms, since his and his son's rooms have lovely views of the river. Without hesitation Miss Bartlett, who takes her role as Lucy's chaperone very seriously, turns down their improper proposal. This is only the first of several missteps that the unconventional Emerson men will make, but despite her cousin's objections, Lucy finds herself attracted to the younger Mr. Emerson more and more with their every chance encounter in Florence. Setting Lucy up with a choice between passion and propriety, between love and obligation, E. M. Forster issues a pointed and witty critique of Edwardian British society and its hypocrisies in this acclaimed novel.
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Number of Pages 0240
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