Two old spinster sisters staying at the Pension Bertolini in the beginning of the novel. Lucy later invites them to move into a villa nearby Windy Corner, but Cecil ruins this plan by inviting the Emersons to take the villa instead. The Alans are offended, but later agree to take Lucy with them on a trip to Greece (though Lucy never ends up going).
The Miss Alans Character Timeline in A Room with a View
The timeline below shows where the character The Miss Alans appears in A Room with a View. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...“loved to study maiden ladies,” and “preferred to be interested rather than enthralled” by women. Miss Alan , another guest at the Pension, comes up to Lucy and says that she heard... (full context)
...room after Mr. Emerson’s rude remark, and Miss Lavish had exclaimed, “Tut! The early Victorians.” Miss Alan goes on to describe how Miss Lavish later invited her to go into the smoking-room... (full context)
...to some gentlewomen spinsters, and says that she knows two such women from Florence—the Miss Alans. Sir Harry loves this idea. Mrs. Honeychurch says she would rather have men live there... (full context)
...who is just leaving. He notices that Cecil seems kinder than usual. They discuss the Alans, and then Cecil leaves. Freddy tells Mr. Beebe about the broken-off engagement, and Mr. Beebe... (full context)