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Where Angels Fear to Tread (William Blackwood and Sons, 1905)

Originally entitled Montenano, Where Angels Fear to Tread is a novel by English author E.M. Forster.

Widow Lilia Herriton goes to Tuscany with friend Caroline Abbott. Lilia falls in love with Italy and a man, Gino. Furious, her in-laws send their son Philip to bring her back home. Philip is too late; she’s already married and pregnant. While giving birth, Lilia dies. The Herritons and Philip journey back to Italy to obtain custody of the infant so he can be raised a proper Englishman. Unfortunately, the infant also dies. How does the baby’s death affect everyone?

In 1991, Where Angels Fear to Tread was made into a feature film starring Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis.

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