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E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879–1970) was an English writer best known for his critical views of the established class system. He was named Henry at birth, but a mistake at his baptism led to him being given his father's name, Edward, instead. As a result, he was generally called Morgan. His six published novels have all been adapted for film. He also wrote a number of short stories, a couple of plays, a couple of biographies, a film script, numerous essays, and the libretto for Benjamin Britten's adaption of Herman Melville's Billy Budd. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature sixteen different times.

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His most successful novel during his lifetime was his last, A Passage to India (1924). His most popular today is probably the relatively light-hearted A Room with a View. His novel Maurice, written in the mid-1910s, wasn't published until after his death, for it was a homosexual love story, and Forster's own homosexuality was still illegal in the UK for most of his life.


Works by E. M. Forster with a page on this wiki:

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Selected other works by Forster:

  • Abinger Pageant (play)
  • The Celestial Omnibus (and Other Stories) (collection)
  • England's Pleasant Land (play)
  • The Eternal Moment and Other Stories (collection)
  • The Longest Journey (novel)

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