Bookiness – A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (1908)

A new blog posting is in the works (actually, three of them are in the works, and deciding which one to pay attention to is what’s slowing me down), but in the meantime, here’s my view on George Emerson.  For a visual, see earlier posting “Sluicing Off”…

A Room with a ViewA Room with a View by E.M. Forster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful fairy-tale, with so many slight digs thrown in c/o Cousin Charlotte. Forster’s gift with prose is soothing, yet also sharp and this is certainly my favourite of his novels. That said, I’m quite happy that I had seen the Merchant-Ivory version of the film before I read the novel, as the movie’s music and faces only enhanced my enjoyment of the tale. And, in case you were wondering, the bathing scene is just as funny (and fun) on the page as it is on screen.

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About midatlanticmusings

Historian of the Irish Diaspora and masculinities, wife, mother, lover of good books, red wine, fine whiskies, pop culture aficionado, and Star Wars wonk.
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4 Responses to Bookiness – A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (1908)

  1. Ahhhhh, Room With a View. Read plenty of E.M. but not this one. However, I’ve probably watched the film forty-some times, and it never gets old. The bathing scene at the pond doubles me over in laughter every time. The acting is superb, the cinematography perfect, the names, the hair, cousin Charlotte’s face, the coming timing, the details, etc. It remains my all-time favourite. I’ll be walking in Charlotte’s shoes (again) this summer…

  2. Rob (Peregrinatio Pro Dei Amore) says:

    And here I thought that I was the only one who liked (loved?) this movie.

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