Where Angels Fear to Tread
By E M Forster
A classic novel, irresistibly repackaged for Christmas.
Hot-headed Lilia is seen as nothing but a vulgar source of embarrassment to her late husband's family, so her decision to embark on a year abroad in Tuscany is welcomed by her uptight and snobbish mother-in-law. Yet Lilia doesn't stay away from scandal long; her announcement that she is to marry the charismatic but ill-bred Gino is met with horror by the rest of the family. Their union ends in tragedy and violence as her English relatives confront their Italian counterparts, as well as their own cultural values, amidst the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.
Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School and went on to King`s College, Cambridge in 1897, where he retained a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946.
Forster wrote six novels. Where Angels Fear to Tread `1905` The Longest Journey `1907`, A Room with a View `1908` and Howards End `1910` were all published before the First World War. Fourteen years passed before the publication of Forster`s most famous work, A Passage to India, in 1924. Maurice, his novel on a homosexual theme, which he competed in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. His other works include essays, biographies, short stories, plays and a critical work, Aspects of the Novel, as the libretto for Britten`s opera Billy Budd.
E.M. Forster died in June 1970.
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11 Nov 2010
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Hodder & Stoughton