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E. M. Forster

E. M. ForsterAKA Edward Morgan Forster

Born: 1-Jan-1879
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 7-Jun-1970
Location of death: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Howards End


[1] "The sharp decline in Forster's output has always mystified historians, but now a dossier of his private papers has revealed how growing personal contentment stunted his literary drive... After suppressing his sexuality as a young man, Forster, who was known to his friends as Morgan, lost his virginity to a wounded soldier in 1917 while working for the Red Cross in Egypt. That sexual awakening in his late 30s led to a series of romances with working class men including a tram conductor and two policemen." Matthew Moore, EM Forster 'turned against novels after losing his virginity', Telegraph, 6 June 2010.

Father: (architect, d. 1880 consumption)

    High School: Tonbridge School, Kent, England
    University: King's College, Cambridge University

Author of books:
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905, novel)
The Longest Journey (1907, novel)
A Room With a View (1908, novel)
Howard's End (1910, novel)
The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories (1911., short stories)
A Passage to India (1924, novel)
The Eternal Moment and Other Stories (1928, short stories)
Maurice (1971, novel)
Life to Come and Other Stories (1972, short stories)



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