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Title:
Great novels and short stories of E.M. Forster
Author:
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
Edition:
First Carroll and Graf edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1999.
Physical Description:
902 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Where angels fear to tread - The longest journey - A room with a view -- Howards End -- "The story of a panic" --"The Celestial Omnibus" -- "The road from Colonus".
Added Title:
Howard's End.

A room with a view.

Longest journey.

Celestial omnibus.

Where angels fear to tread.

Story of a panic.

Road from Colonus.
ISBN:
9780786706235
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The recent successful film adaptations of Howard's End, A Room With a View, and Where Angels Fear to Tread have helped to inspire a new critical and popular readership for E. M. Forster. With an introduction by Louis Auchincloss, these three classic novels are accompanied here by The Longest Journey and the short stories from his admired first collection, The Celestial Omnibus.


Author Notes

Edward Morgan Forster was born on January 1, 1879, in London, England. He never knew his father, who died when Forster was an infant. Forster graduated from King's College, Cambridge, with B.A. degrees in classics (1900) and history (1901), as well as an M.A. (1910). In the mid-1940s he returned to Cambridge as a professor, living quietly there until his death in 1970. Forster was named to the Order of Companions of Honor to the Queen in 1953.

Forster's writing was extensively influenced by the traveling he did in the earlier part of his life. After graduating from Cambridge, he lived in both Greece and Italy, and used the latter as the setting for the novels Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905) and A Room with a View (1908). The Longest Journey was published in 1907. Howard's End was modeled on the house he lived in with his mother during his childhood. During World War I, he worked as a Red Cross Volunteer in Alexandria, aiding in the search for missing soldiers; he later wrote about these experiences in the nonfiction works Alexandria: A History and Guide and Pharos and Pharillon. His two journeys to India, in 1912 and 1922, resulted in A Passage to India (1924), which many consider to be Forster's best work; this title earned the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Forster wrote only six novels, all prior to 1925 (although Maurice was not published until 1971, a year after Forster's death, probably because of its homosexual theme). For much of the rest of his life, he wrote literary criticism (Aspects of the Novel) and nonfiction, including biographies (Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson), histories, political pieces, and radio broadcasts.

Howard's End, A Room with a View, and A Passage to India have all been made into successful films.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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