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E.M. Forster (1879–1970)

E.M. Forster was born on January 1, 1879 in London, England as Edward Morgan Forster. He was a writer, known for A Passage to India (1984), A Room with a View (1985) and Howards End (1992). He died on June 7, 1970 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. See full bio »

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 2009 The Machine Stops (Short) (novel)
 2007 A Room with a View (TV Movie) (novel)
 2000/II Desire (Short) (short story)
 1998 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1998 Plug (Short) (short story "The Machine Stops")
 1992 Howards End (novel)
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread (based on the novel by)
 1988 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1987 Maurice (from the novel by)
 1985 A Room with a View (novel)
 1984 A Passage to India (based on the novel by) / (by)
 1977 Premiere (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- The Obelisk (1977) ... (short story)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1973) (original author - 1 episode, 1966)
- A Room with a View (1973) ... (novel)
- Howards End (1970) ... (novel)
- Where Angels Fear to Tread (1966) ... (original author)
- Passage to India (1965) ... (novel)
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Machine Stops (1966) ... (novel)
 1966 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- A Room with a View (1958) ... (novel)
 1945 A Diary for Timothy (Short documentary) (commentary)
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Novel: "Abinger Harvest" See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friends, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. Such a choice may scandalize the modern reader, and he may stretch out his hand to the telephone at once and ring up the police. It would not have shocked Dante though. Dante places Brutus and Cassius in the lowest circles of Hell because they had chosen their friend ... See more »


English novelist, story writer, essayist and critic. He ceased writing novels in 1924 after publishing his most famous work, "A Passage to India". Most of his books evoke a nostalgic feeling for the Edwardian era. Forster also wrote the libretto for Britten's opera "Billy Budd". See more »

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