Edward Morgan Forster (January 1, 1879 – June 7, 1970), 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. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.
Words of Wisdom
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.