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One of the most influential writers in the British canon, Henry Morgan Forster was born on the New Year’s Day of 1879. Henry, who was accidentally christened Edward Morgan Forster, was raised by his mother and aunts.
After finishing his education, Forster decided to devote his time to writing. In 1910-1913, Forster wrote Maurice, a novel about homosexual love that ‘argues for the preservation of a space, physical or psychological, beyond any sort of scrutiny’ (The Guardian). It was published posthumously in 1971, nearly sixty years after being written.
Forster wrote many short stories, publishing them in collections such as The Celestial Omnibus, and Other Stories (1911), The Eternal Moment, and Other Stories (1928), The Collected Tales of E. M. Forster (1947), The Life to Come, and Other Stories (1972), and Arctic Summer, and Other Fiction (1980). But his fame rests mainly on his novels, such as Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908) earlier titled Lucy, and A Passage to India (1924) that remains his most celebrated work.
Forster had a stroke and breathed his last on June 7, 1970. His ashes were scattered in the rose garden of Coventry’s crematorium, near Warwick University.
Books by E. M. Forster
A Passage To India
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