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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 ...
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".