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A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
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Sep 12, 2010

it was ok
Read in August, 2010

This "Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety" as the main characters are vacationing in Italy and back home in Surrey, England. These were not 'liberated' women, but there was some timeless advice: "It was not that ladies were inferior to men; it was that they were different. Their mission was to inspire others to achievement rather than to achieve themselves. Indirectly, by means of tact and spotless name, a lady could accomplish much. But if she rushed into the fray herself she would be first censured, then despised, and finally ignored." I liked this: "She dressed so unevenly..." and "Mr. Eager, who suffered from an over-fluent tongue rather than a resolute will..." The book was short enough not to be tiresome, but barely.

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