E.M.FORSTER LIFE & WORKS
Edward Morgan Forster, the son of an architect, was born in Marylebone; London in 1879 whose father died when he was only two years old. He was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is one of the most prominent British novelists of the 20th century. He attended the Tonbridge School in Kent County, and then went on to study history, philosophy, and literature the Kingâ€™s College at Cambridge where he met members of the later formed Bloomsbury group. His early works include â€œWhere Angels Fear to Trend (1905)â€, â€œThe Longest Journey (1907)â€, â€œA Room with a View (1908)â€, and his first major successful novel is â€œHowards End (1910)â€. During World War I he served with the International Red Cross in Egypt. In 1946, Forster became an honorary fellow of the Kingâ€™s College at Cambridge and he received the Order of Merit in 1968.Later on Forster spent three wartime years in Alexandria doing civilian work and visited India. After he returned to England, inspired by his experience in India, he wrote â€œA passage to India (1924)â€. Forster also wrote the libretto to the Benjamin Britten Opera â€˜Billy Buddâ€™. At the age of 91, he died in Conventry, Warwickshire in 1970.
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