Forster, E. M.

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Forster, E. M. Gender: M
Edward Morgan Forster
born on 1 January 1879
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Documented source; untimed
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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E. M. Forster


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 ... ". His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success.

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.

Forster was homosexual (open to his close friends, but not to the public) and a lifelong bachelor. He developed a long-term relationship with Bob Buckingham, a married policeman. Forster included Buckingham and his wife May in his circle, which included J. R. Ackerley, W. J. H. Sprott, Benjamin Britten, Christopher Isherwood, Siegfried Sassoon, and Forrest Reid.

Forster died of a stroke on 7 June 1970 at the age of 91, at the Buckinghams' home in Coventry.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Thornton, Marianne (born 10 March 1797). Notes: Great aunt and benefactress


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice in The Times newspaper (London, England), 3 January 1879, p. 1: "On New year's-Day, at No. 6, Melcombe-place, Dorset-square, the wife of Edward M. Forster, Esq., of a son ." No birth time given.

Starkman rectified to 04.27.40 GMT Asc 24Sco11'


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Bob Buckingham)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stroke)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Travel writing, essays)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession