E.M. Forster Collection: five books in a single file [NOOK Book]

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This collection includes: The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories, Howards End, The Longest Journey, A Room with a View, and Where Angels Fear to Dread. According to Wikpedia: "Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH (1 January 1879 - 7 June 1970), was an 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 ...
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E.M. Forster Collection: five books in a single file

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Overview

This collection includes: The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories, Howards End, The Longest Journey, A Room with a View, and Where Angels Fear to Dread. According to Wikpedia: "Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH (1 January 1879 - 7 June 1970), was an 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".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455401659
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 481,948
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

E.M. Forster
A graceful writer with a keen eye for the bittersweetness bound in differences of class and culture, E. M. Forster had an abbreviated but remarkably successful career as a novelist and established himself as one of England's most insightful 20th-century writers.

Biography

Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879, attended Tonbridge School as a day boy, and went on to King's College, Cambridge, in 1897. With King's he had a lifelong connection and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 1946. He declared that his life as a whole had not been dramatic, and he was unfailingly modest about his achievements. Interviewed by the BBC on his eightieth birthday, he said: "I have not written as much as I'd like to... I write for two reasons: partly to make money and partly to win the respect of people whom I respect... I had better add that I am quite sure I am not a great novelist." Eminent critics and the general public have judged otherwise and in his obituary The Times called him "one of the most esteemed English novelists of his time."

He wrote six novels, four of which appeared before the First World War, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908), and Howard's End (1910). An interval of fourteen years elapsed before he published A Passage to India. It won both the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Maurice, his novel on a homosexual theme, finished in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. He also published two volumes of short stories; two collections of essays; a critical work, Aspects of the Novel; The Hill of Devi, a fascinating record of two visits Forster made to the Indian State of Dewas Senior; two biographies; two books about Alexandria (where he worked for the Red Cross in the First World War); and, with Eric Crozier, the libretto for Britten's opera Billy Budd. He died in June 1970.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Edward Morgan Forster
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 1, 1879
    2. Place of Birth:
      London
    1. Date of Death:
      June 7, 1970
    2. Place of Death:
      Coventry, England

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    convenient collection of both Forster's novels & short stories in eBook format

    convenient collection of both Forster's novels & short stories in eBook format; i was looking for an eBook copy of "The Machine Stops" to read, but bought this collection so i could reread the excellent novels. however, i was deeply disappointed to find multiple typographical errors in the text, such as several words with symbols instead of the letter, the word Form being substituted for From, and even a repeat of a paragraph which made me wonder of there were portions of the original author's text missing. these errors did reduce my enjoyment of reading. however i enjoyed thoroughly the story of "The Machine Stops". i acknowledge the irony of reading this story about a future people's dependence on antique mechanical devices on a modern electronic device. this cultural dependence that disallowed any book other than the "Book of the Machine" whose sole subject was the Machine itself. and so i can forgive any glitches in text which only served as reminders that i was not reading a paper copy.

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