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Where Angels Fear to Tread - Community Reviews back

by E.M. Forster
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
For the dead, who seem to take away so much, really take with them nothing that is ours. The passion they have aroused lives after them, easy to transmute or to transfer, but well-nigh impossible to destroy. I love Forster's writing. So, much so that to celebrate it I got myself a whole new set of ...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 4 years ago
One of EM Forster's shorter novels and it's entertaining enough. This well-written novel is about a young widow living with her husband's family in middle-class England who takes herself off to Italy where she meets and weds a young Italian. She dies shortly after during childbirth. The novel deals ...
Bookworm Blurbs
Bookworm Blurbs rated it 6 years ago
When a young English widow takes off on the grand tour and along the way marries a penniless Italian, her in-laws are not amused. That the marriage should fail and poor Lilia die tragically are only to be expected. But that Lilia should have had a baby -- and that the baby should be raised as an Ita...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it 6 years ago
At first I didn't like this book much. In my opinion it was often much too clichéd. I even wanted to quit read it and only continued because it is on the 1001 books list and I thought there had to be a reason for it. The second part of the book was a lot better and I actually enjoyed reading it. I a...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Re-Read details:English prejudices clash with Italian passions when a young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches. Broadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 11:00am Monday 23rd November 2009
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 10 years ago
I went to see the film with somebody who is seriously Anglo-Saxon. So when we came out, we fell on each other. He was appalled at the way Italians respond to grief. I was appalled at the way the Anglo-Saxons do.Not that I am a whole-hearted supporter of that Italian way of being emotional. Part of t...
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 12 years ago
Upper middle class family go to "rescue" the offspring of their son's widow (fathered by her new Italian husband; she died in childbirth). Evocative Italian setting and surprisingly "modern" idioms and turns of phrase ("Dinner was a nightmare.") and attitudes of some of the characters. Unexpected en...
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