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E.M. Forster : a biography

Author: Nicola Beauman
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf ; New York : Distributed by Random House, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"E. M. Forster was one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, author of such acclaimed and much-loved books as A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India. Yet in many ways his life has remained an enigma. Homosexual, deeply inhibited, a man who lived with his mother from the time he was born until her death when he was sixty-six, Forster nevertheless created a fictional world of abiding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beauman, Nicola, 1944-
E.M. Forster.
New York : A.A. Knopf ; New York : Distributed by Random House, 1994
(OCoLC)756455632
Named Person: E M Forster; E M Forster; E M Forster
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Beauman
ISBN: 0394583817 9780394583815
OCLC Number: 27105882
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., London, as Morgan: a biography of E.M. Forster, in 1993"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 404 pages [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Melcombe Place --
Clapham --
Rooksnest --
Kent House --
Tonbridge --
To Cambridge --
King's --
To Italy --
Florence --
Ravello --
To Greece --
Bloomsbury --
Weybridge --
Where angels fear to tread --
Nassenheide --
The longest journey --
Clun --
A room with a view --
Howards end --
Maurice --
The celestial omnibus --
India 1912 --
India 1913 --
Weybridge again --
Alexandria --
India again --
A passage to India --
Abinger --
Hammersmith --
Shepherd's bush.
Other Titles: Morgan, a biography of E.M. Forster
Responsibility: Nicola Beauman.

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"E. M. Forster was one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, author of such acclaimed and much-loved books as A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India. Yet in many ways his life has remained an enigma. Homosexual, deeply inhibited, a man who lived with his mother from the time he was born until her death when he was sixty-six, Forster nevertheless created a fictional world of abiding richness and fascination. It is this paradoxical relationship between Forster's life and his writings that Nicola Beauman explores here." "Born in 1879, Forster wrote his first novel in his mid-twenties, and by the time he was thirty-five had completed four more. Yet after he published his final novel ten years later, he never wrote another. Why Forster abandoned fiction, where the roots of his novels actually lay (among other discoveries, Nicola Beauman shows that Maurice, his posthumously published novel about homosexual love, was based on real events and real people), just how his experiences in India and Egypt and the suburbs of London shaped and colored his work - such are the issues that E.M. Forster brilliantly illuminates. It evokes Forster's lifelong obsession with houses, families and inherited traditions, and investigates the effects of his mother's stultifying grasp. And above all, it sympathetically examines, for the first time, the emotional and sexual frustrations that oppressed him well into middle age, and what they meant to his writing."--Jacket.

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