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A Room With A View is a romance that fell flat for me. When someone sits down with a novel he is looking for a deep emotional experience, whether it is a romance or a thriller. This novel does not have it. The first act, where we meet the characters in Rome, is okay. The second act is a struggle for the main character, as she establishes herself with the man people want her to marry and she holds off the one who loves her. The third act slides to a conclusion. I picked this book up because I am interested in Italy. There were some good descriptive scenes in Rome, but not enough. If you are looking for a period romance Jane Austen is much better.
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Initial post: Nov 11, 2014 10:35:48 AM PST
manndrake says: "... as she establishes herself with the man people want her to marry ..."
Who, exactly, wants her to marry Cecil? No one in particular. Her mother is willing to accept Lucy's choice though she likes Cecil less the better she knows him. Freddy doesn't like Cecil. Mr. Beebe doesn't want her to marry at all. Charlotte -- well, there's no evidence that Charlotte is in favor.
You don't have to like the book, but you are condemning it on the basis of your own faulty reading.
manndrake also says: " ... When someone sits down with a novel he is looking for a deep emotional experience, whether it is a romance or a thriller. ..."
Oh, speak for yourself. You don't get to pronounce on the motives of every person who ever sits down with a novel.
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