Often described as E.M. Forster’s most charming novel, A Room with a View has delighted readers ever since it was first published in 1908. Set in Italy and England, it tells the story of Lucy Honeychurch: will she marry the passionate individualist, George Emerson, or the sardonic aesthete, Cecil Vyse? Or will she refuse to marry at all? Forster tells the story of Lucy’s internal struggle with subtlety and irony. The critic Lionel Trilling credits him with “a curiously tough insight” – that “clear ideas are perhaps a sign of ignorance, muddle the sign of true knowledge”.This short study guide tells you all you need to know about E. M. Forster's A Room with a View. Connell Guides are advanced guide books that offer sophisticated analysis and broad critical perspectives for higher-level GCSE and A Level English Literature students. Written by leading academics, Connell Guides are clear, concise and beautifully designed to help students understand, and enjoy, great works of literature. They are perfect for coursework, revision and exam preparation. Connell Guides are also great reads themselves scholarly, yet approachable and entertaining. ISBN- paperback: 978-1-911187-11-0
A summary of the plot
Narration in A Room With a View
What is the significance of travel in the novel?
Why does Lucy break off her engagement because Cecil won’t play tennis?
Music in A Room With a View
What kind of novel is A Room With a View?
Edwardian or Modernist?
A comic novel?
Why does Mr Beebe oppose the marriage of George and Lucy?
Five facts about A Room With a View
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