A Room with a View Author:E. M. Forster ...the third of E.M. Forster's novels--those 5 works which culminated, after WWI, in A PASSAGE TO INDIA. In some ways it is the freshest and most youthful of all. — Forster is concerned with "the undeveloped heart" of the upper middle class in this brilliant piece of social comedy, and the action of the novel opens round a group of English people... more » staying in Florence. The English abroad are observed with a shrewd twinkle, but in the young and unaffected figure of Lucy Honeychurch the author begins to develop his attitude to the changing social values of the beginning of this century.
Lucy's relationship with the Emersons, an unconventional father and son, and her subsequent engagement, back in England, to an unresponsive fiance, import a profound meaning into a novel which is always enjoyable and deceptively easy to read.« less