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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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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 months 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...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 months ago
For the dead, who seem to take away so much, really take with them nothing that is ours. The passion they have aroused lives after them, easy to transmute or to transfer, but well-nigh impossible to destroy. I love Forster's writing. So, much so that to celebrate it I got myself a whole new set of ...
cozyreads13
cozyreads13 rated it 8 months ago
Well written and easy to read. This story takes place in India, and is about the caste system and how those in the lower caste are treated unfairly. One thing I did not enjoy was the main character, Bakha who is of the sweeper caste. He cares more for fashion than practicality, and seems ungrateful ...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 8 months ago
At the center of this novel is the contrast between two upper-class English families in the early 20th century, the cultured, idealistic Schlegels and the capitalist, materialistic Wilcoxes. I was expecting drama mixed with romance and maybe a bit of comedy along the lines of A Room with a View, but...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 10 months ago
Meh... I had a tough time convincing myself to finish this book. It was ok, but seemed rather vapid, or something. I'm not even sure I can summarize it. So we have a young woman, Lucy Honeychurch, who is vapid, but who grows less so over the course of the book. She is supposed to marry Cecil Vyse, b...
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