A classic romance and social critique by the acclaimed author of Howard's End and A Passage to India
Originally published in 1908, A Room with a View was one of E. M. Forster's earliest works and today has become one of his most famous. Set in Florence, Italy, and Surrey, England, this accomplished and beautiful novel centers on the young lady Lucy Honeychurch. Her choice between the propriety of her social class and the chance for an unconventional love affair will decide the course of her future.
About the Author
Edward Morgan (E.M.) Forster was born in 1879 in London and educated in Cambridge. After graduating, he traveled to Greece and Italy. The Story of a Panic was his first short story and was published in 1904. Forster taught in Germany and England. His first novel was Where Angels Fear to Tread, published in 1905. Forster joined the International Red Cross at the outbreak of World War I and was posted in Alexandria until 1919. In 1924, he published A Passage To India. He refused knighthood but was awarded the Order of Merit in 1969. He died in 1970.
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