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A Room with a View (Tantor Unabridged Classics)

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This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England. A charming young Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza. Attracted to this man, George Emerson—who is entirely unsuitable and whose father just may be a Socialist—Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires. Back in England, Lucy is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling, suitor, and soon realizes she must make a startling decision that will decide the course of her future: she is forced to choose between convention and passion.

The enduring delight of this tale of romantic intrigue is rooted in E. M. Forster's colorful characters, including outrageous spinsters, pompous clergymen and outspoken patriots. Written in 1908, A Room with a View is one of Forster's earliest and most celebrated works.

Synopsis:

An Englishwoman steps out of social convention to find true love in E. M. Forster's delicately balanced and enchanting story.

About the Author

E. M. Forster (1879–1970) was an English novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy and also attitudes toward gender and homosexuality in early-twentieth-century British society. Among his most notable novels are Howards End, A Room with a View, A Passage to India, The Longest Journey, and Where Angels Fear to Tread. Steven Crossley is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over two hundred audiobooks. He has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in theater, television, film, and radio drama, performing with distinguished theater companies in New York and London. He is a member of the internationally acclaimed company Complicite. His audiobook performances cover an eclectic range of subjects in both fiction and nonfiction, from thrillers, mysteries, classics, and histories to children's fantasy and biographies.These include works by such writers as Pat Barker, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, Sebastian Faulkes, Zadie Smith, Ian McKewan, and Tana French.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400116096
Author:
Forster, E. M.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Crossley, Steven
Read:
Crossley, Steven
Narrated:
Crossley, Steven
Author:
Crossley, Steven
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Series:
Tantor Unabridged Classics
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
480

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