Per Lucy Honeychurch il soggiorno in Toscana è l’occasione per una fugace avventura che le fa assaporare una spontaneità di emozioni e una naturalezza di rapporti del tutto inedite. Al rientro in Inghilterra acconsente a un rassicurante fidanzamento con Cecil Vyse, londinese sofisticato e snob. Delusa dalla freddezza e dall’arroganza del partner e sempre più divisa tra le aspettative del proprio milieu e le sue più appassionate aspirazioni, sarà costretta a fare i conti con l’educazione borghese e con la repressiva morale vittoriana e sceglierà infine di seguire il proprio cuore sfidando le convenzioni sociali. Romanzo sulla natura dell’amore e sulla scoperta di sé e dei propri sentimenti più autentici ma anche raffinata commedia sullo scontro di valori, classi e culture, Camera con vista (1908) consente a un Forster ancora agli inizi di carriera di sfoggiare il suo acume di sottile indagatore dell’animo umano oltre a una già perfetta padronanza di stile e di tecnica narrativa.
- ISBN: 8811362407
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 304
4.5 stars "Italians are born knowing the way. It would seem that the whole earth lay before them, not as a map, but as a chess-board, whereon they continually behold the changing pieces as well as the squares. Any one can find places, but the finding of people is a gift from God." Ah, there is nothing Leggi tutto
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster A novel of manners by a master. It is set in England in the early 1900’s -- the Edwardian era. As we are told in the introduction, D. H. Lawrence wrote “About social existence, E. M. Forster knew everything.” Christopher Isherwood called him the expert on “My Engla Leggi tutto
The Pensione (pension) Bertolini in Florence, Italy has everything for the visiting tourists, Miss Lucy Honeychurch and her older poorer cousin Charlotte Bartlett a rather overbearing chaperon, fine food, (not really) wines not too bad this is Italy and a room with a view. Unfortunately not for the
Considered by many to be Forster's sunny day, and most optimistic novel, would start off in Italy, an Inn in Florence to be precise. Two sweet Edwardian females, Miss Lucy Honeychurch (adorable name) and her cousin, Charlotte the chaperone have a bit of a dilemma whilst holidaying, the silly Inn kee Leggi tutto
Edwardian-era propriety meets Italian passion with entertaining results in E.M. Forster’s sunny, slight, but ever so charming comedy of manners. Well-known from the sumptuous Merchant-Ivory adaptation (which I rewatched immediately after finishing the book), the novel tells the story of Lucy Honeych Leggi tutto
"She knew that the intruder was ill-bred, even before she glanced at him." -Charlotte Bartlett. I was reminded of this, an old favourite of mine, when a Goodreads' review of the book, by @Apatt, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... had me instantly searching bookshelves for my own battered cop
What happens in Florence, stays in Florence. Unless this is the early 1900's and you're visiting the city with your annoying spinster cousin, then you kiss some boy in a field of violets for like two seconds and nobody ever lets you forget it. Jeez, people. This is a brief, sweet little novel about L Leggi tutto
3.5 I am in a classics mood, but after my recent completion of War and Peace I decided to try something a little lighter and less than one tenth of the size. This is how I found my way towards E. M. Forster 's 130 page novel about a woman who is forced to make a decision between marrying a wealthy man Leggi tutto
A Room with a View is a story of love; a story of self-realization of a young woman; and a story of the Edwardian English society still governed by strict Victorian values. This is my first experience with E.M. Forster and I’m well rewarded. Written at the beginning of the Edwardian era, Forster cri Leggi tutto
No Room with No View (2020 Edition) "They had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. We were promised south rooms with a view close together, instead of which we have no rooms, with no view, and are unable to even enter the country. Oh, Lucy." "I should have liked to see th Leggi tutto
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