Where Angels Fear to Tread

  • by E.M. Forster
  • Narrated by Jill Masters
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Lilia, an English widow, marries a penniless Italian while on vacation, her dead husband's relatives are not amused. That the marriage should fail and Lilia die tragically are to be expected. But that she should have a baby - and that the baby should be raised Italian, of all things - are matters requiring immediate correction. E.M. Forster's first novel addresses cultural collisions and English middle-class sterility, themes that underlie many of his works, including A Room with a View and A Passage to India.

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What the Critics Say

"Ironic and malevolent. Comfortable notions of vice and virtue collapse underfoot and the best intentions go mortally awry." (Spectator)

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Customer Reviews

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Worst Narration Possible

I couldn't listen to this book - the narrator has an awful staccato, stop-start delivery, almost like an automated voice telling you your bank balance. Waste of my money.
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- Tab

Back in school

17 years old I tried to read this novel for my english-lessons. I didn't succeed, but now I love it. Forster is so satirical and he knows Italy. It's a slow-pacing novel and not written for teenagers!
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- Jytte

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-1999
  • Publisher: Books on Tape