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A Room with a View | Chapter Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • Early 20th century

    Lucy and Charlotte change rooms with the Emersons at the pension during spring in Florence.

    Part 1, Chapter 1
  • Days later, Florence

    Lucy and George witness a murder, and he helps her back to the pension.

    Part 1, Chapter 4
  • Later that week, Florence

    George kisses Lucy in a field of violets during a drive in the country.

    Part 1, Chapter 6
  • The next day, Florence

    Lucy and Charlotte hastily leave Florence for Rome to get away from George Emerson.

    Part 1, Chapter 7
  • England, August

    Lucy accepts Cecil's proposal; Mr. Beebe arrives as rector in Summer Street.

    Part 2, Chapter 8
  • A few days later

    Sir Harry tells Lucy and Cecil he is looking for a tenant for his villa; Cecil kisses Lucy.

    Part 2, Chapter 9
  • Sometime after

    Freddy announces the Emersons will rent the villa; Lucy fights with Cecil over it.

    Part 2, Chapter 10
  • September

    Lucy visits Cecil's mother in London and attends a high-society dinner party.

    Part 2, Chapter 11
  • A Saturday afternoon

    Freddy, George, and Mr. Beebe skinny-dip and are seen by Lucy, Cecil, and Mrs. Honeychurch.

    Part 2, Chapter 12
  • Later that day

    Cecil is rude to a party hostess; Mrs. Honeychurch invites Charlotte to visit Windy Corner.

    Part 2, Chapter 13
  • The following Sunday

    George comes to play tennis; Cecil reads a kissing scene from a novel; George kisses Lucy again.

    Part 2, Chapter 15
  • Immediately afterward

    Lucy commands George to leave, despite his confessions of love.

    Part 2, Chapter 16
  • Directly after that

    Cecil is rude to Freddy; Lucy breaks off their engagement.

    Part 2, Chapter 16
  • The next day

    Mr. Beebe tells Lucy the Alan sisters are going to Greece; she decides to join them.

    Part 2, Chapter 18
  • A Friday soon after

    The Emersons have left the villa; Lucy talks to Mr. Emerson and relents.

    Part 2, Chapter 19
  • The next spring, Florence

    Lucy and George honeymoon in Italy; she is happy despite family disapproval.

    Part 2, Chapter 20

Chapter Summaries Chart

Chapter Summary
Part 1, Chapter 1 Part 1, Chapter 1 introduces Lucy Honeychurch, a young, well-to-do Englishwoman traveling in Florence, Italy, with her o... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 As Part 1, Chapter 2 opens during breakfast the next morning, Lucy Honeychurch arranges to go out to see Florence with M... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 3 Part 1, Chapter 3 begins with a rainy afternoon that sidelines Lucy Honeychurch at the pension, where she passes the tim... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 4 In Part 1, Chapter 4, Lucy Honeychurch escapes into the streets, annoyed that she cannot do what she really wants to do—... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 5 As Part 1, Chapter 5 opens, Lucy Honeychurch finds herself back at the pension without a confidante to discuss her adven... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 6 The day of the outing to the country arrives. Mr. Beebe has invited the Emersons and Miss Eleanor Lavish along—much to M... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 7 In Part 1, Chapter 7, the party hastily departs as a storm gathers. George Emerson decides to walk home. Darkness, rain,... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 8 Part 2, Chapter 8 takes place in England in August, many months after the events of Part 1. The setting is Windy Corners... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 9 In Part 2, Chapter 9, Lucy Honeychurch, Cecil Vyse, and Mrs. Honeychurch attend a neighborhood garden party, which Cecil... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 10 In Part 2, Chapter 10, Lucy Honeychurch plays a romping lawn game with Minnie Beebe, Mr. Beebe's niece, while Freddy and... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 11 As Part 2, Chapter 11 opens, Lucy Honeychurch is on an extended visit to Cecil's mother, Mrs. Vyse, in London. While Luc... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 12 In Part 2, Chapter 12, Mr. Beebe and Freddy Honeychurch visit Cissie Villa to meet the new residents, who are moving int... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 13 Part 2, Chapter 13 begins as Lucy Honeychurch, Cecil Vyse, and Mrs. Honeychurch continue on their way to visit Mrs. Butt... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 14 In Part 2, Chapter 14, Lucy Honeychurch prepares herself mentally for seeing George Emerson again at his upcoming visit ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 15 Sunday arrives in Part 2, Chapter 15, and Lucy Honeychurch, Charlotte Bartlett, Minnie Beebe, and Mrs. Honeychurch go to... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 16 In Part 2, Chapter 16, Lucy Honeychurch steels herself to deal with George Emerson once and for all. She sends for Charl... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 17 In Part 2, Chapter 17, Cecil Vyse is stunned by the breakup, and questions Lucy Honeychurch closely about why she won't ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 18 At the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 18, Mr. Beebe arrives at Windy Corner just in time to see Cecil Vyse and Freddy Hone... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 19 As Part 2, Chapter 19 opens, Lucy and Mrs. Honeychurch visit the Miss Alans in London in preparation for the trip to Gre... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 20 Part 2, Chapter 20 fast-forwards the action to the following spring. Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson, newly married,... Read More
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