E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster

Born: January 1, 1879

Died: June 7, 1970

Nationality: English

Occupation: Novelist, writer

Biography: Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: Only connect.

Source/Notes: As quoted in "The Cave and the Mountain: A Study of E. M. Forster" (1966) by Wilfred Stone, p. 358, "Criticism: The Near and the Far"

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Source/Notes: The BBC Talks of E.M. Forster, 1929-1960: A Selected Edition, p. 412, "Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, 5 October 1956" - ISBN: 9780826218001

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