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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Very Bad Audio

To IPod users...beware that this title is only available in the lower formats. I found the audio to be absolutely terrible. It was very scratcty, irratating, and distracting.

The story is good, but I didn't enjoy it because of the audio. Although I'm a fan of Forster, I don't recommend this audiobook.

Listen to "A Passage to India" instead. Great sound and an exceptional narrator. Also, it's Forster's greatest work.
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Book Details

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