A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
5 out of 5 stars
This is an amazing book. I haven’t been engrossed completely in a romance novel since Pride and Prejudice. But what made this book so good wasn’t the romance, but the philosophies about life–mainly told through Mr. Emerson’s character,its view on class societies, and its push for the equality for both sexes.
The romance, in a way, is better than Darcy and Elizabeth’s–mainly because things actually happen to Lucy and George. And she chooses him, even if he is middle-class and not well-connected whereas Elizabeth began to find Mr. Darcy interesting only when she saw Pemberly.
“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”