Where Angels Fear to Tread

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Book - 1992
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Recently widowed-- and desperate to escape her oppressive, upper-class English in-laws-- free spirited Lilia Herriton finds refuge in the ancient landscapes of rural Italy. There, she impulsively marries the handsome Gino Carella. But when a child is born, tragedy strikes, and Lilia's scandalized relatives embark on a plot to bring her young son to England for a "proper" upbringing.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679736349
Characteristics: 181 p. ; 21 cm


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Oct 04, 2017

After reading A Passage to India, I wanted to continue reading E.M. Forster’s novels. His novels tend to focus on class differences in British society. I didn’t enjoy Where Angels Fear to Tread as much as A Passage to India. I found A Passage to India to be more captivating. In Where Angels Fear to Tread, the descriptions of the characters were dull and the novel seemed never ending. I did read this novel quite quickly. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it better by reading slower. The plot was definitely not as strong as in A Passage to India. I can say with confidence that I did not love this novel, however the twist ending was interesting.
- @BookLover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library


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