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Set in freewheeling Florence, Italy, and sober Surrey, England, E. M. Forster's beloved third novel follows young Lucy Honeychurch's journey to self-discovery at a transitional moment in British society. As Lucy is exposed to opportunities previously not afforded to women, her mind - and heart - must open. Before long, she's in love with an "unsuitable" man and is faced with an impossible choice: follow her heart or be pressured into propriety.

A challenge to persistent Victorian ideals as well as a moving love story, A Room with a View has been celebrated for both its prescient view of women's independence and its reminder to live an honest, authentic life.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as A Room with a View, this edition of A Room with a View (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Audio

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  • Melanie James
  • 01-01-18

Exceeded my expectations

Where does A Room with a View (AmazonClassics Edition) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I expected something ponderous and perhaps a tad tedious but received a splendid surprise that aligned a great deal to the movie, which has always been a favourite. The screenplay of the movie drew directly from Forster's dialogue on many occasions but I can see why the decisions to move away from this original text were made in the interests of making a movie version "work". However I found this audiobook reading, and the book itself, to be quite lovely. The added context and nuances which could never have been included in a 2 hour movie, which are here is all their splendour make for a very atmospheric experience.