Where Angels Fear to Tread

  • by E. M. Forster
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread, adapted for listening and now available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is read by Stephen Fry.
"I had got an idea that everyone here spent their lives in making little sacrifices for objects they didn't care for, to please people they didn't love; that they never learned to be sincere - and, what's as bad, never learned how to enjoy themselves."
E. M. Forster's first novel is a witty comedy of manners that is tinged with tragedy. It tells the story of Lilia Herriton, who proves to be an embarrassment to her late husband's family as, in the small Tuscan town of Monteriano, she begins a relationship with a much younger Italian man - classless, uncouth, and highly unsuitable. A subtle attack on decorous Edwardian values and a humanely sympathetic portrayal of the clash of two cultures, Where Angels Fear to Tread is also a profound exploration of character and virtue.
Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.


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stephen fry as always great. that's about it

bought it only because stephen fry was reading it. as always he is fabulous but the book itself is poor. storyline is annoying made me feel angry. disappointing. would not recommend
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- harper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-05-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd