“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
E. M. Forster (English Novelist)
Date of Birth:
1 January 1879
Date of Death:
7 June 1970
Edward Morgan Forster, CH OM , 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".
Forster was homosexual, but this fact was not widely made public during his lifetime. His posthumously published novel Maurice tells of the coming of age of an explicitly homosexual male character.