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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.
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.
Darcy, that I expressed myself uncommonly well just now, when I was teasing Colonel Forster to give us a ball at Meryton?
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.
He had bought two paintings in a recent sale at auctioneers Featonby's in North Shields which featured a pipe-smoking gent called FE Forster.
The second painting shows a dapper full length Mr Forster smoking his pipe.
The most English kind of literary identification - with Wordsworth and Romanticism - enables Forster to reach out to attempt to comprehend the non-English and the non-Western.