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A Room with a View

By E. M. Forster
  • ISBN Code: : 0735254559
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Fiction
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First published in 1908, A Room with a View portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, Forster's heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians, who encourage her to take up with a well-connected boor. In the end, however, Lucy takes control of her own fate and finds love with a man whose free spirit reminds her of “a room with a view.” More than a love story, A Room with a View is a penetrating social comedy and a brilliant study of contrasts—in values, social class, and cultural perspectives—and the ingenuity of fate. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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Although artists are nowadays able to be openly gay and to address homosexuality explicitly in their work, this book argues that it was the harsh climate of 1890-1930 that produced the most outstanding explorations of homosexuality. To support his argument, Meyers illuminates the character and creative process of a range of authors of the period, including Wilde, Gide, Proust, E.M. Forster and T.E. Lawrence, and analyses the sexual problems that were sublimated and transcended in their art.

Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective

By Peter Greenberg
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  • Publisher : Villard
  • Book Code : 1588363996
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
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Indispensable information for away-from-home lodging, from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Travel Detective In Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, America’s best-known and most trusted travel authority reveals the insider knowledge that can make every hotel stay as comfortable as (and sometimes even more cost-efficient than) home. With his incomparable access and nose for news, Peter Greenberg shares the secrets that people who know hotels—managers, maids, reservation clerks, bellhops, chefs, and maintenance guys—don’t want you to know about value, service, safety, security, and cleanliness. Tips include: • How to tell if your room is really clean • What never to order from room service • The real way to prevent hotel crime • How to beat excessive hotel phone charges • The exact rooms where headline-making events took place Drawn from the author’s experiences as both an investigative reporter and a constant traveler, Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective is an essential guide to everything from luxury resorts to motels, from airport hotels and bed-and-breakfasts to outrageous (and often secret) alternatives to hotels.

Female Stars of British Cinema

By Melanie Williams
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474405657
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
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Although stardom and celebrity have sometimes been seen as antithetical to traditional British notions of restraint and modesty, female stars have nenetheless always been an important attraction for audiences of British cinema, offering specifically British takes on ideas of glamour, acting prowess and femininity. This book will explore in detail the history of British female stardom from the 1940's to the present day through an examination of careers and star personae, from Anna Neagle, who enjoyed record-breaking popularity in the immediate post-war years, to key contemporary figures such as Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren. This is a major new study of stardom in British cinema and the first to focus on female stars.

E. M. Forster: A Human Exploration

By G.K. Das,John Beer
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349043591
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Fiction
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Moonlighting

By Nathan Waddell
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192548646
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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How and why did the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) matter to experimental writers in the early twentieth century? Previous answers to this question have tended to focus on structural analogies between musical works and literary texts, charting the many different ways in which poetry and prose resemble Beethoven's compositions. This book takes a different approach. It focuses on how early twentieth-century writers—chief among them E. M. Forster, Aldous Huxley, Wyndham Lewis, Dorothy Richardson, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf—profited from the representational conventions associated in the nineteenth century and beyond with Beethovenian culture. The emphasis of Moonlighting falls for the most part on how modernist writers made use of Beethovenian legend. It is concerned neither with formal similarities between Beethoven's music and modernist writing nor with the music of Beethoven per se, but with certain ways of understanding Beethoven's music which had long before 1900 taken shape as habit, myth, cliché, and fantasy, and with the influence they had on experimental writing up to 1930. Moonlighting suggests that the modernists drew knowingly and creatively on the conventional. It proposes that many of the most experimental works of modernist literature were shaped by a knowing reliance on Beethovenian consensus; in short, that the literary modernists knew Beethovenian legend when they saw it, and that they were eager to use it.

Queens of All the Earth

By Hannah Sternberg
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  • Publisher : Bancroft Press
  • Book Code : 1610880331
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  • Category : Fiction
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As her freshman classmates move into dorms at Cornell University, Olivia Somerset suffers a nervous breakdown. When months of coaxing and analyzing fail to rouse Olivia from her stupor, big sister Miranda decides the sisters should fly off to Barcelona for some "vacation therapy." When a mistake at their Barcelona hostel leaves the Somersets in a large co-ed dorm room, Olivia and Miranda are saved by kindly Mr. Brown and his son Greg, who happily volunteer to surrender their private room. But while Olivia feels an instant connection with brooding Greg Brown, Miranda sides with fellow guest and cocky American travel writer Lenny: The Browns are just plain weird, and must be avoided at all costs. In the midst of urbane Peruvian priests-in-training and Scottish soccer fans, from the shops of La Rambla to the waters of the Mediterranean to the soaring heights of Montjuic, Miranda works to protect her still-fragile sister while Olivia struggles to understand her burgeoning adulthood, her feelings for Greg, and the fear that makes the next step in her life so impossible to take. Inspired by E. M. Forster's classic novel A Room with a View, debut author Hannah Sternberg's Queens of All the Earth is a poetic journey of young love and self-awakening set against the beauty of Catalonia. Adults and teenagers alike will be riveted and moved by this literary coming-of-age novel about the conflicting hearts and minds of two very different sisters.

E. M. Forster's Spiritual Journey in His Life and Works

By Jeane Noordhoff Olson
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  • Publisher : Jeane Olson
  • Book Code : 1624290779
  • Total of Pages : 392
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From the Author’s Preface: Birthdays are often the occasion for assessing earlier experiences and expressing hopes for the future. Opening the pages on a new century can stimulate a similar reckoning of accounts on a larger scale. January first of the year 1900 was both the beginning of a new century, as popular counting goes, and Edward Morgan Forster’s twenty-first birthday. As the Victorian era approached its conclusion, Forster was nearing the end of his studies at King’s College, Cambridge University. His great-aunt Marianne Thornton had left him the legacy that saw him through the university. But how would he support himself thereafter? The future was unclear until Nathaniel Wedd, a tutor who had become a good friend, encouraged him to seriously consider writing as a lifetime occupation. Forster eagerly grasped the idea. His first novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread, was published to popular approval before he was thirty years old. Forster’s first four novels, Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Longest Journey, A Room with a View, and Howards End, were all written within six years, between 1905 and 1910, with A Passage to India being published in 1924 and his homosexual novel, Maurice,seeing the light of day only after his death. All these novels were widely acclaimed when first published and are still in print. Forster had a mind full of projects on which he lavished his energy and prescient thoughts. His homosexuality was an ever-present black cloud affecting his actions and fears. The reader who wants a deeper treatment of that significant aspect of his life should read Wendy Moffat’s masterly—and graceful—volume, A Great Unrecorded History. Partly a biography of Forster, it is also a study of the era in which a conviction of homosexuality meant two years in prison doing hard labor. Homosexuality was also a challenge he had to confront every day. Another constant subject was freedom of speech and the threat of censorship, often in the name of national security. The reader may wonder at the multiplicity of footnotes. This is deliberate. Spirituality is a subject that can elicit many and diverse interpretations. The accumulated weight of Forster’s own words, assembled from his writings, buttresses my conclusion far more powerfully than could any paraphrases.

Delphi Complete Works of E. M. Forster (Illustrated)

By E. M. Forster
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1801700036
  • Total of Pages : 3456
  • Category : Fiction
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The English fiction writer and essayist E. M. Forster is noted for his novels that examine class difference and hypocrisy. Famous masterpieces such as ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’ and ‘A Passage to India’ were recognised for their brilliance of perception and penetrating social commentary, winning Forster great success and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 separate years. In addition to a large body of essays and short stories, Forster wrote a biography of his great-aunt, Marianne Thornton, a vivid documentary account of his Indian experiences, ‘The Hill of Devi’, and ‘Maurice’, a novel with a homosexual theme, published posthumously, but written many years before. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Forster’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Forster’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All the novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting * Rare short story collections, digitised here for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Rare non-fiction works available in no other collection * Forster’s complete travel writing, including the seminal ‘The Hill of Devi, charting the author’s Indian adventures — first time in digital print * The author’s biography of his beloved great-aunt, Marianne Thornton * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please note: a few minor posthumous essays, published many years after Forster’s death, cannot appear due to copyright restrictions. CONTENTS: The Novels Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) The Longest Journey (1907) A Room with a View (1908) Howards End (1910) A Passage to India (1924) Maurice (1971) The Shorter Fiction The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories (1911) The Eternal Moment and Other Stories (1928) The Life to Come and Other Stories (1972) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction Alexandria: A History and Guide (1922) Pharos and Pharillon (1923) Aspects of the Novel (1927) Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1934) Abinger Harvest (1936) Two Cheers for Democracy (1951) The Hill of Devi (1953) Marianne Thornton: A Domestic Biography (1956)