some funny lines from ARWAV
Posted by Kate on February 15, 1998 at 10:54:10:
I had never read this before, and I giggled my way through it. Forster keeps tongue firmly in cheek most of the time.
Here are some favourites
Miss Lavish (BTW, how appropriately she is named!)
"Prato! They must go to Prato. That place is too sweetly squalid for words. I love it; I revel in shaking off the tramels of respectabililty as you know"
Lucy: "He is nice.... He seems to see good in everyone. No one would take him for a clergyman"
Miss Lavish: " I will take you by a dear dirty back way, Miss Honeychurch"
and ; "One doesn't come to Italy for niceness"
Lucy's view of Santa Croce:
"Of course it must be a wonderful building. But how like a barn!...There was no one to tell her which of all the sepulchral slabs that paved the nave and transepts, was the one that was really beautiful."
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