Fiction

Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) by E.M. Forster

Lilia falls in love with Gino.

Where Angels Fear to TreadWhere Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Published in 1905, Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster is a tale of England and Italy, two cultures pulling apart two families. While on holiday in Monteriano, Italy, Lilia Herriton falls in love with the handsome, but very young Italian named Gino.

From there they are married and father a son, unleashing an exploration of vice, virtue, and prejudice between the two families.

The rather short book, of only 135 pages, is sentenced with beautiful language and the reader is quickly immersed in the story by the first page.

Edward Morgan Forster, British Novelist (1879-1970)

The story does relate the complexes of two cultures misunderstanding each other and the horrific consequences that can result when superiority and deception are considered as necessary tactics to solving problems, especially when it comes to that of a newborn babe and the dark forest that awaits one rainy night.

A moving story. A recommend.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

CG FEWSTON

CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), and a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU. He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.

He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Fathers Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; Little Hometown, America: A Look Back; A Time to Forget in East Berlin; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.

You can also follow the author on Facebook @ cg.fewston – where he has 375,000+ followers

Advertisements
Share the knowledge:

6 comments on “Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) by E.M. Forster

  1. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide
    credit and sources back to your website? My website is in the exact same area of interest as
    yours and my visitors would certainly benefit from a lot
    of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you.

    Many thanks!

  2. Remarkable issues here. I am very happy
    to peer your post. Thank you a lot and I am looking forward to
    contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  3. May I simply just say what a relief to discover
    somebody that really understands what they are talking about over the internet.
    You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make
    it important. More people need to check this
    out and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re
    not more popular given that you definitely have the gift.

  4. I will right away take hold of your rss as I can’t in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Kindly let me realize so that I could subscribe.
    Thanks.

  5. I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet people, its really really good piece of writing on building up new website.

  6. Pingback: A Room with a View (1908) by E.M. Forster & the Music of our Hearts - CG FEWSTON

Leave a Comment Below:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.