By E. M. Forster
Set opposed to the attractive backdrop of Florence, Italy, through the Edwardian interval, younger Lucy Honeychurch excursions the district along with her overbearing, outdated cousin, Charlotte Bartlett. while Lucy meets the eccentric Emerson kinfolk, she kinds an ungainly friendship with their son, George. via her courting with the Emersons, and with different travelers, Lucy confronts the strictures of society, and needs to choose from a lifetime of conformity and certainly one of love.
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A Room With a View by E. M. Forster