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A film version, directed by Charles Sturridge and starring several well-known, mostly British actors (Rupert Graves, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/JudyDavis, Giovanni Guidelli), was released in 1991. Apart from adding a slight hopeful note to the ending, it was quite faithful to the book, to the point that some viewers considered this a fault. It received a somewhat mixed reception overall; the ''Washington Post''[='=]s review seems to have summed it up fairly well, remarking, "On the whole, it's rather like reading without the effort of holding the book. For many, this will do quite nicely, thank you. Others will find it all too stranglingly Anglophilic, which is perhaps the point."

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A film version, directed by Charles Sturridge and starring several well-known, mostly British actors (Rupert Graves, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/JudyDavis, Giovanni Guidelli), was released in 1991. Apart from adding a [[MaybeEverAfter slight hopeful note note]] to the ending, it was quite faithful to the book, to the point that some viewers considered this a fault. It received a somewhat mixed reception overall; the ''Washington Post''[='=]s review seems to have summed it up fairly well, remarking, "On the whole, it's rather like reading without the effort of holding the book. For many, this will do quite nicely, thank you. Others will find it all too stranglingly Anglophilic, which is perhaps the point."


A film version, directed by Charles Sturridge and starring several well-known, mostly British actors (Rupert Graves, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/JudyDavis, Giovanni Guidelli), was released in 1991. Apart from adding a slight hopeful note to the ending, it was quite faithful to the book, to the point that some viewers considered this a fault. It received a somewhat mixed reception overall; the ''Washington Post''[='=]s review seems to have summed it up fairly well, remarking, "On the whole, it's rather like reading without the effort of holding the book. For many, this will do quite nicely, thank you. Others will find it all too stranglingly Anglophilic, which is perhaps the point."



* TheFilmOfTheBook: Released in 1991, as mentioned above in the description.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The title comes from Alexander Pope ("Fools rush in where angels fear to tread").



* TheEdwardianEra: Published in 1905 and set in the recent past.

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* TheEdwardianEra: Published in 1905 and set in the recent past.


Debut novel by EMForster first published in 1905. It is a dark comedy about a clash of cultures between the staid English middle class and the more ebullient Italians.

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Debut novel by EMForster Creator/EMForster first published in 1905. It is a dark comedy about a clash of cultures between the staid English middle class and the more ebullient Italians.



* AtTheOperaTonight: Philip, Caroline and Harriet attend a performance of LuciaDiLammermoor at a provincial opera house. Harriet, who has only been persuaded because it's Creator/WalterScott, is not impressed with the boisterous audience and makes her feelings known. HilarityEnsues.

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* AtTheOperaTonight: Philip, Caroline and Harriet attend a performance of LuciaDiLammermoor ''Theatre/LuciaDiLammermoor'' at a provincial opera house. Harriet, who has only been persuaded because it's Creator/WalterScott, is not impressed with the boisterous audience and makes her feelings known. HilarityEnsues.









->''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San Gotthard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."''

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->''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San St Gotthard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."''


* HoYay: Philip and Gino get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.

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* HoYay: HomoeroticSubtext: Philip and Gino get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.BritishStuffiness and becomes surprisingly intimate with Gino.


* HomoeroticSubtext: Philip and Gino get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.

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* HomoeroticSubtext: HoYay: Philip and Gino get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.

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* BlackComedy: Very much so.


->''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San Gothard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."''

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->''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San Gothard Gotthard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."''


Debut novel by EMForster first published in 1905. It is a dark comedy about a clash of cultures between the staid English middle class and

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Debut novel by EMForster first published in 1905. It is a dark comedy about a clash of cultures between the staid English middle class and
and the more ebullient Italians.


-''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San Gothard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."


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-''"She ->''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San Gothard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."

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-->--'''Final words'''



* AtTheOperaTonight: Philip, Caroline and Harriet attend a performance of LuciaDiLammermoor at a provincial opera house. Harriet, who has only been persuaded because it's Creator/WalterScott, is not impressed with the boisterous audience and makes her feelings known. HilarityEnsues.



* CultureOfItaly: Philip positively wallows in it.



* DevotedParent: Gino is indifferent to his wife while she's alive, but he genuinely adores his son.

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* DevotedParent: DotingParent: Gino is indifferent to his wife while she's alive, but he genuinely adores his son.



* Jerkass: Harriet, who has no social skills and no empathy whatsoever.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Harriet, who has no social skills and no empathy whatsoever.


* DevotedParent: Gino is indifferent to his wife while she's alive, but he genuinely adores his son.



* Jerkass: Harriet, who has no social skills and no empathy whatsoever.



* RaisedByGrandparents: Lilia's young daughter, Irma

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* RaisedByGrandparents: Lilia's young daughter, IrmaIrma, has her upbringing carefully supervised by her grandmother.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Caroline Abbott, who starts out as a suitably prim companion for Mrs Herriot to trust with Lilia, but who herself falls in love with Gino in the end.


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* LoveTriangle: By the end, Philip realises he is falling in love with Caroline, but realises that he can't have her because Caroline is now openly in love with Gino. Of course Philip is also in love with Gino.


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* RaisedByGrandparents: Lilia's young daughter, Irma


-''"She looked at him with great friendliness, for he had made her life endurable. At that moment the train entered the San Gothard tunnel. They hurried back to the carriage to close the windows lest the smuts should get into Harriet's eyes."




* BritishStuffiness: Lots of it from Mrs Herriton and especially Harriet

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* BritishStuffiness: Lots of it from Mrs Herriton and especially HarrietHarriet. Philip and Caroline lose theirs under the influence of Italy.



* HoYay: Philip and Geno get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.

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* HoYay: HomoeroticSubtext: Philip and Geno Gino get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.BritishStuffiness.
* LikesOlderWomen: Lilia is a good ten years older than Gino.


Debut novel by EMForster first published in 1905.

Lilia Herriton, an impulsive young English widow, travels to Italy with her companion, Caroline Abbott. Her in-laws, anxious to preserve the good name of the family, become concerned when she decides to stay in Italy, and send her brother-in-law Philip to fetch her home. Unfortunately by the time he arrives Lilia is already married to a local youth and pregnant with her second child. The Herritons then scheme to gain control of the baby and bring it home to be raised as English.

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Debut novel by EMForster first published in 1905.

1905. It is a dark comedy about a clash of cultures between the staid English middle class and

Lilia Herriton, an impulsive young English widow, travels to Italy with her companion, Caroline Abbott. Her in-laws, mother-in-law, anxious to preserve the good name of the family, hopes that the trip will civilise her become concerned when she decides to stay in Italy, and send her brother-in-law Philip to fetch her home. Unfortunately by the time he arrives Lilia is already married to Gino, the 21-year-old son of a local youth provincial dentist, and pregnant with Philip and Caroline return to England.

When news comes through that Lilia has died in childbirth, Mrs Herriton goes to great lengths to keep news of
her second child. The Herritons then scheme baby from Irma, Lilia's young daughter who has remained at home. However, Irma finds out from a postcard that Mrs Herriton wasn't able to get to in time, and becomes curious about her new brother. Mrs Herriton dispatches Philip and Caroline and her priggish daughter Harriet to gain control of the baby and bring it home to be raised as English.
English. Chaos and tragedy ensue.


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* BritishStuffiness: Lots of it from Mrs Herriton and especially Harriet


DeathByChildbirth: Lilia.

EvilMatriarch: Mrs Herriton has few if any redeeming features.

HoYay: Philip and Geno get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.

ManipulativeBitch: Mrs Herriton will stop at nothing to prevent her daughter-in-law besmirching the name of her dead son.

TheEdwardianEra: Published in 1905 and set in the recent past.





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* DeathByChildbirth: Lilia.

Lilia.
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EvilMatriarch: Mrs Herriton has few if any redeeming features.

features.
*
HoYay: Philip and Geno get on remarkably well, to the point where Philip sheds his BritishStuffiness.

BritishStuffiness.
*
ManipulativeBitch: Mrs Herriton will stop at nothing to prevent her daughter-in-law besmirching the name of her dead son.

son.
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TheEdwardianEra: Published in 1905 and set in the recent past.




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