Where Angels Fear to Tread
A wonderful story of questioning, disillusionment, and conversion, Where Angels Fear to Tread tells the story of a prim English family's encounter with the foreign land of Italy. When attractive, impulsive English widow Lilia marries Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her... show more
A wonderful story of questioning, disillusionment, and conversion, Where Angels Fear to Tread tells the story of a prim English family's encounter with the foreign land of Italy. When attractive, impulsive English widow Lilia marries Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her junior, her snobbish former in-laws make no attempts to hide their disapproval. But their expedition to face the uncouth foreigner takes an unexpected turn when they return to Italy under tragic circumstances intending to rescue Lilia and Gino's baby.
Publish date: February 26th 2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 147
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 20th Century
, English Literature
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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