WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (A CLASSIC COMEDY)

WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (A CLASSIC COMEDY)

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by E. M. Forster
     
 

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WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD..."Vastly clever... It is comedy; the richest sort of comedy; and suddenly tragedy, tragedy so sudden and surprising that it fairly holds you up standing. Every incident and every character becomes fastened in the memory... Forster has humor of a most refreshing and sophisticated kind, but also he can put on the screws of tense and poignant…  See more details below

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WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD..."Vastly clever... It is comedy; the richest sort of comedy; and suddenly tragedy, tragedy so sudden and surprising that it fairly holds you up standing. Every incident and every character becomes fastened in the memory... Forster has humor of a most refreshing and sophisticated kind, but also he can put on the screws of tense and poignant drama. The story quivers with reality. 150 Pages In Print!

Plot summary:
On a journey to Tuscany with her young friend and traveling companion Caroline Abbott, widowed Lilia Herriton falls in love with both Italy and a handsome Italian much younger than herself, and decides to stay. Furious, her dead husband's family send Lilia's brother-in-law to Italy to prevent a misalliance, but he arrives too late. Lilia had already married the Italian and becomes pregnant again. While giving birth to her son, she dies. The Herritons send Philip again to Italy, this time to save the infant boy from an uncivilized life and to save the family's reputation.

Another summary: Lillia, a silly English widow, travels abroad. At first, her trip is a relief to her snobbish in-laws, who think her vulgar and a bad influence on her young daughter. To their horror, however, they soon receive word of her plans to remarry -- to the son of an Italian dentist.

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ISBN-13:
2940012278685
Publisher:
TLC BOOKS
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
427 KB

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