This book was a re-read, something I first read in high school. But unlike some other things I read in high school (ewwwww) it’s held up remarkably well.
I wanted to include A Room with a View because, basically, Forster’s prose is the best prose ever. Every sentence belongs. The paragraphs are so well-crafted, they give you a feeling of rosy well-being. I love his other novels that I’ve read, and Aspects of the Novel (again, great prose), but this is the snuggliest.
The Merchant-Ivory movie with Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, and Maggie Smith, of course. This is not an either/or book & movie situation, but a both/and.