E. M. Forster Biography
(English Author Known for His Novels: ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’ and ‘A Passage to India’)
Birthday: January 1, 1879 (Capricorn)
Born In: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
One of the most gifted writers of his time, Edward Morgan Forster was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and librettist. He penned some of the best novels of the 20th century that were well-plotted and ironic and included themes of class and hypocrisy in English society. He began his literary journey at the age of six. His only ever interest in life was writing and he used his time and experiences to contribute to this interest immensely. The testament to his greatness is his nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature for 13 different years. Forster was widely traveled and narrated these events in his stories. His homosexuality and romances were the subjects of his novel, ‘Maurice’ that was published well after he was gone. His popular works include ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’, and ‘A Passage to India’. He was a constant opponent of adapting books into films; he was of the view that a film or stage performance does not do justice to a literary work. Despite this view, many of his works were adapted into highly successful films and have kept his legacy alive.