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(Biography) E(dward) M(organ). 1879–1970, English novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. His best-known novels are A Room with a View (1908), Howard's End (1910), and A Passage to India (1924), in all of which he stresses the need for sincerity and sensitivity in human relationships and criticizes English middle-class values


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E(dward) M(organ), 1879–1970, English novelist.
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On this very 2nd of October he had dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth had brought him shaving-water at eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit instead of eighty-six; and he was awaiting his successor, who was due at the house between eleven and half-past.
A rap at this moment sounded on the door of the cosy apartment where Phileas Fogg was seated, and James Forster, the dismissed servant, appeared.
He heard it shut again; it was his predecessor, James Forster, departing in his turn.
Darcy, that I expressed myself uncommonly well just now, when I was teasing Colonel Forster to give us a ball at Meryton?
If Fraulein Forster--" this was the Dutch spinster--"if Fraulein Forster knew she would leave at once.
He insisted as usual on pouring out the Frau Professor a glass of his Moselle, and he offered a glass to Fraulein Forster.
An arborescent fern was found by Forster in New Zealand in 46 degs.
Footnote: The life of Dickens by his friend John Forster is another of the most famous English biographies.
Mark Forster, 41, is accused at Liverpool crown court of attacking 27-year-old Roland Carmagnole as he walked along Scotland Road in 1987.
Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil's Dictionary, would have approved of Forster, and Forster of Bierce, who defined an optimist as 'a proponent of the doctrine that black is white'.
During the eight-day trial, the jury heard how Forster mounted a sustained campaign of hate mail against his neighbours in the picturesque village of Manfield.
Kennedy Forster, 52, who is due to appear before a Law Society Tribunal, was sequestrated this week under the terms of the Bankruptcy Scotland Act.