Forster’s first novel (1902).
‘Where Angels Fear to Tread
(1902) is Forster's first novel and a witty debut. A spirited middle-class English girl goes to Italy and becomes involved with a local man. The English family send out a party to 'rescue' her (shades of Henry James) - but they are too late; she has already married him. But when a baby is born, the family returns with renewed hostility. The clash between living spirit and deadly rectitude is played out with amusing and tragic consequences.’