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E.M. Forster
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... show more
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 ... ". His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success.
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Birth date: 1879-01-01
Died: 1970-07-06
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drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 1 year ago
Maurice Hall comes from a middle-class family, going to public school then Cambridge and finding love with two men during his early lifetime. The plot deals with the conflicts ensuing from this "criminal" behaviour and the mixed emotions felt by the main protagonists. There are a few well-developed ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
Having finished Gaudy Night on Monday morning, I haven't read anything new since I finished the book. And this isn't the usual book hangover. I'm actually enjoying that I can't move on to another book right now and the I keep thinking back to the book (and Strong Poison and Have His Carcase). S...
Merle
Merle rated it 2 years ago
These days I often find myself appreciating classics more than contemporary fiction – but not all classics; there are still books whose quality doesn’t quite live up to their reputation. This is one of those.Set in early 20th century England, this book follows the adventures of Margaret and her youn...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
After having listened to the audiobook, excellently narrated by Rebecca Hall, my feelings towards this book haven´t changed a bit. Okay, maybe I liked Mr. Emerson senior more this time around. But everything else is as it has been two years ago. So here is my review from back then once more: A com...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
‘Bless us! Bless us and save us! We’ve lost the way.’ Certainly they had seemed a long time in reaching Santa Croce, the tower of which had been plainly visible from the landing window. But Miss Lavish had said so much about knowing her Florence by heart, that Lucy had followed her with no misgiving...
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