An edition of A Room with a View (1908)

A room with a view

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An edition of A Room with a View (1908)

A room with a view

  • 3.77 ·
  • 13 Ratings
  • 109 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading
  • 21 Have read

Lucy Honeychurch, a young middle-class girl, travels with her spinster cousin, Charlotte Bartlett, to Florence where they are on holiday at an Italian pension set up specifically for vacationers from Great Britain. There Lucy meets Mr. Emerson and his son, George, whom she encounters quite unexpectedly on walks and carriage rides. George and Lucy have unsuspected, intimate talks which happen without any intention of hypothetical conclusion. George rouses feelings in her that she is not ready to face, and so she decides not to see him anymore. She continues her excursion to Rome where she spends time with Cecil Vyse, a family friend, who asks her to marry him. After turning him down twice, she finally accepts. Several months later, Lucy and Charlotte are back at their house in Surrey, England. George has discovered her engagement to Cecil and argues vigorously with Lucy, telling her that Cecil will never love her enough to allow her independence. George declares that he loves her for her true self. She is so upset by this declaration that she plans a trip to Greece, but before she leaves she breaks off her engagement to Cecil, and she and her mother attend church where Lucy finds George's father. She cannot lie to Mr. Emerson, and he understands that she has a profound passion for his son. When he convinces her to confront her real sympathies, she admits she has been struggling with her love for George all along. The story ends in Florence where they are spending their honeymoon. Lucy's match with George is totally disrespective on a social rank of acceptability, but it is the only match that can secure her happiness. Circumstances with her family are still troubling, but now there is the prospect of genuine fulfillment.

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Pages
229

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A Room With a View
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2016, [CreateSpace Independent Publishing]
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2012, Penguin Books, Limited
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April 25, 2005, Barnes & Noble Classics
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Cover of: Kan de jian feng jian de fang jian
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1996, Shanghai yi wen
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A room with a view
1993, Barnes & Noble Books
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A room with a view
1992, Hodder & Stoughton in association with Edward Arnold
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1987, Guild Pub.
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New York

Edition Notes

Series
Barnes & Noble classics, Barnes & Noble classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6011.O58 R6 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
vi, 229 pages ;
Number of pages
229

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26643657M
Internet Archive
isbn_1566191440
ISBN 10
1566190940, 1566191440
ISBN 13
9781566190947, 9781566191449
OCLC/WorldCat
53254826

Work Description

Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her, until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets at the Pension Bertolini: flamboyant romantic novelist Eleanor Lavish, the Cockney Signora, curious Mr Emerson and, most of all, his passionate son George.
Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Edwardian England, personified in her terminally dull fiancé Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart?

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