Where Angels Fear to Tread

Where Angels Fear to Tread

When the young English widow Lilia Herriton takes off on the grand tour and along the way marries a penniless Italian, her in-laws are far from amused. That the marriage should fail and poor Lilia die tragically are only to be expected. But that Lilia should have had a baby - and that the baby should be raised as an Italian! - are matters requiring immediate correction by Philip Herriton, his dour sister Harriet, and their well-meaning friend Miss Abbott.

Title:Where Angels Fear to Tread
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781419193774
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  • Bionic Jean

    Written in 1905, this was Forster's first novel. It is a comedy of manners, and does show signs of his great talent. Out of his four best-known novels though, this seems by far the weakest. I personal...

  • Lisa

    "Romance only dies with life." I spent some delicious summer hours rereading Forster's first novel, thinking of Europe and its contrasting, yet matching characters, its various climates and cultural r...

  • Steven Godin

    Some, but not all writers, can suffer with teething troubles on that first novel, E. M. Forster's 1905 'Where Angels Fear to Tread' is a prime example. It's a valiant effort for a writer in his early ...

  • Beverly

    Called a comedy by some reviewers, I don't see that at all. It is tragic all the way round. There are comic aspects, especially at the beginning and I was as ready to laugh as anyone at the shallow, i...

  • Duane

    I'm always amused at the distain the haughty English aristocrat feels toward the average Italian and their incomprehensible ways and their attitude toward life. I've noticed it in several works of Eng...

  • Beata

    I can't be objective regarding E. M. Forster. Simply love his novels......

  • Paul Bryant

    I only realized half way through that E M Forster was 26 when he wrote this which is his first. If Id known that I wouldnt have read it, I have a violent prejudice against novelists under 30. Its too ...

  • Barry Pierce

    I've decided to revisit Forster. I've never really had a high opinion of his work, but I feel like that may be my problem, not his. I first read Where Angels Fear to Tread about four years ago and my ...

  • Chrissie

    This is my favorite by E.M. Forster. I gave A Room with a View three stars and A Passage to India four, but this is even better than that! A love story that I love, and it is extremely short! I don't ...

  • Scott

    "Fools rush in ..."I guess I'm a fool. I thought E. M. Forster was easy to read, almost too easy sometimes. Delighted with his nearly faultless prose, I read his thin first novel, Where Angels Fear to...