A brilliant social comedy about the English middle classes abroad and at home, "A Room with a View" is one of E.M. Forster's most popular novels. The medieval beauty of Florence is the setting for the emotional awakening of Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman travelling abroad for the first time with her cousin Charlotte. On her return to England, in her relationships with her cousin, the unconventional Emersons and her supercilious fiance Cecil, Lucy is torn between lingering Victorian proprieties and the spontaneous promptings of her heart.
Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879 and studied at King's College, Cambridge. He wrote six novels, four of which appeared before the First World War: Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A ROOM WITH A VIEW (1908) and Howards End (1910). An interval of fourteen years elapsed before he published A Passage to India. Maurice was published postumously after Forster's death in 1970.