Where Angels Fear to Tread (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Where Angels Fear to Tread (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by E. M. Forster
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Where Angels Fear to Tread is a must-read domestic comedy that juxtaposes the confines of respectable English life with a pulsating Italian village. It shows that really living life requires more than intellectual observation and aesthetic

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Where Angels Fear to Tread is a must-read domestic comedy that juxtaposes the confines of respectable English life with a pulsating Italian village. It shows that really living life requires more than intellectual observation and aesthetic appreciation; it requires passionate human connection and engagement. E. M. Forster raises questions about individual happiness and desire and explores how they are circumscribed and defined by the social and cultural realities of one’s life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411467521
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
483 KB

Meet the Author



E. M. Forster was born in London on January 1, 1879, and attended Cambridge from 1897 to 1901, studying classics and history at King’s College. At Cambridge, he was elected to the Apostles, an intellectual society whose members included G. E. Moore, John Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey, Bertrand Russell, and Leonard Woolf.  After college, Forster and his mother traveled throughout Italy for a year, which inspired this novel. After the success of Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924), King’s College offered Forster an honorary fellowship and a permanent home, where he lived until his death in 1970.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 1, 1879
Date of Death:
June 7, 1970
Place of Birth:
London
Place of Death:
Coventry, England
Education:
B. A. in classics, King's College, Cambridge, 1900; B. A. in history, 1901; M.A., 1910

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Where Angels Fear to Tread (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
katknit More than 1 year ago
Recently widowed Lilia leaves her overbearing in-laws in England, to tour Italy, which her brother in law assures her is enchanting. Completely entranced by the Italian lifestyle and culture, Lilia falls for a handsome but penniless younger man and impulsively marries him. Her scandalized mother-in-law immediately disowns her for bringing shame upon the family. A year later, Lilia is dead in childbirth, and while her English in-laws have no genuine interest in her infant son, a chance remark from a family friend impels them to seek custody in order to save him from a "savage" upbringing. Where Angels Fear to Tread is no love story. Forster began his writing career with this book of contrasts, introducing themes that would occupy him for the rest of his life. The sterility and pretensions of upper middle class Edwardian society are scrutinized against the passionate (and heavily stereotyped) lifestyle of the Italians, and come up short. What matters more, duty or happiness, self control or self expression, intention or outcome? This novel is described as social satire, and it has its amusing, farcical elements, but the subject matter is serious and the ending, tragic.
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at first it was difficult to keep track of characters in the beg. but afterwards you get pulled in the story, its like a giant rollercoaster, fast, slow, up and down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a romance!!!!