Where Angels Fear To Tread [Paperback]
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 31 May 2007
- Modern & Contemporary
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Forster is my favorite novelist, and I can not articulate how much I love this book. It is stunning how he expresses the need of his characters for each other, and their fear of needing eachother... that they are 'angels' who 'fear to tread' amongst each other... It's timeless.
I can't believe how long it took me to discover EM Foster! Having done so, I've gotten through more or less his complete works in less than six months and am recommending him to my daughter who, at the age of 16, seems to me ready to take on more adult reading but struggles a bit with certain 'classics' where the themes appear inaccessible to one so young.Forster looks at how human society operates to support certain individuals it collectively approves of and to correct (if it doesn't go so far as to bring down) those it disapproves of.As relevent today as ever he was.
Wanted to read an E. M. Forster book. Enjoyed
I read this as an Amazon Kindle ebook.This novel chronicles the actions of the English upper class among the hoi polloi of Italy. It is an engaging story, and a scathing critique of the English class system. Blind arrogance leads to spiral of tragedy. I believe this was Forster's first novel, written while in his 20's. The story shows remarkable emotional sophistication for so young an author.
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