When the young English widow Lilia Herriton takes off on the grand tour and along the way marries a penniless Italian, her in-laws are far from amused. That the marriage should fail and poor Lilia die tragically are only to be expected. But that Lilia should have had a baby – and that the baby should be raised as an Italian – are matters requiring immediate correction by Philip Herriton, his dour sister Harriet and their well-meaning friend Miss Abbott. E.M. Forster’s sophisticated tragi-comedy takes a group of well-bred English people and shoves them into difficult situazioni in Italy, revealing their flaws and weaknesses. This paperback copy is in very good condition.