E. M. Forster

English novelist (1879-1970)

Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was a British writer.

Forster, about 1925

Forster was born in Marylebone, London. He attended Tonbridge School, an independent school in Tonbridge, Kent. He studied at Kings College, Cambridge.[1]

Forster was a homosexual[1] and wrote about homosexuality, class division and gender. His novels include Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Longest Journey, A Room with a View, Howards End, A Passage to India and Maurice.[2] He also wrote short stories, plays, essays, libretti and travel guides.

Forster died of a stroke in Coventry, Warwickshire.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Britain Unlimited
  2. 2.0 2.1 AP Central