First Paragraph: A Room With a View

This week I’m finishing up the great classic, A Room With a View by E.M. Forester. It’s such a beautifully written story. Here’s the first paragraph:

Room With A View“The Signora had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett, “no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a courtyard, and a long way apart. Oh, Lucy!”

What do you think? Would you keep going?

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Visit Diane to read more First Paragraphs.


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9 Responses to First Paragraph: A Room With a View

  1. Judy B says:

    I have not read this classic, though I’ve always wondered about it. Maybe I would read on! I may wait and see what you think when you are finished.

  2. The intro doesn’t do much for me, but I’d keep reading as this is a book I’ve always wanted to read. Hope you enjoy it Margot.

  3. It’s about time I read this one…love the opening lines! Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY TUESDAY POST

  4. I’ve heard such great things about this book. I hope you are enjoying it!

  5. kelley says:

    I didn’t get anywhere with Virgina Woolf. You have to read her novels almost like you would read poetry. She hides so much meaning behind her words. If I hadn’t read her works with a group and used cheater notes I’m not sure I would have gotten anything out of the two books I read. (To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway) Good Luck, I’ll be watching for your thoughts. Have you read her before? kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  6. Paulita says:

    This is one of my favorites. One year my brother bought me the complete works of E.M. Forester. Hope you love it. Here’s Mine

  7. Bookzilla says:

    Normally I enjoy books like this, but I’d actually pass on it. Just not in the right reading mood, I guess. 🙂

    Here’s my book for the week. Happy reading!

  8. Nise' says:

    I loved this book. It has been a few years since I’ve read it.

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