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A Room with a View

A Room with a View

A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the restrained culture of Edwardian era England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a humorous critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. Merchant Ivory produced an award-winning film adaptation in 1985.


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„You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know from experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View (1908), Ch. 19
Context: It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know from experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.

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E.M. Forster photo

„… there are shadows because there are hills.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View

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„… though nothing is damaged, everything is changed.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View

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„Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Variant: No, he is not tactful, yet have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet, at the same time, beautiful?
Source: A Room with a View

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E.M. Forster photo

„I suppose I shall have to live now“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View

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E.M. Forster photo

„Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View

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„There's enough sorrow in the world, isn't there, without trying to invent it.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View (1908), Ch. 2

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E.M. Forster photo
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E.M. Forster photo
E.M. Forster photo

„Don't go fighting against the Spring.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View

E.M. Forster photo
E.M. Forster photo
E.M. Forster photo

„Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.“

—  E.M. Forster, book A Room with a View

Source: A Room with a View (1908), Ch. 14
Source: A Room With A View

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