Classics Challenge January – A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E M Forster

Participation in the Classics Challenge hosted by November’s Autumn involves responding to a series of questions posted each month in respect to the particular classic you are reading at the time.

A Room With A View by E M ForsterI am currently reading my first classic title for the year, A Room With A View by E M Forster.

A full review will be published upon completion, as I do for every title I read. For now, some information about the author.

When were they born? Where did they live?

Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. He studied at King’s College, Cambridge.

What are some of the other novels they’ve written? 

Forster 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 Heuruse and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. E. M. Forster died in 1970. His last novel, Maurice, was published posthumously in 1971. He also published two volumes of short stories and a number of non-fiction books.

What do they look like? 

E.M. ForsterInteresting facts about E M Forster:

His name was officially registered as Henry Morgan Forster, but at his baptism he was accidentally named Edward Morgan Forster.

In the First World War, as a conscientious objector, he volunteered for the International Red Cross, travelling to Alexandria, Egypt.

Forster spent a second spell in India in the early 1920s as the private secretary to Tukojirao III, the Maharajah of Dewas.

Have you read A Room With A View or any other title by E M Forster?

Is E M Forster an author you would recommend to others?

A Room With A View is the first E M Forster title I have read but thus far I am enjoying his writing style and story sentiment.

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3 Comments on "Classics Challenge January – A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E M Forster"


Guest
January 23, 2012

I’ve heard of A Room With a View by E. M. Forster since college but, for some reason, I haven’t picked it up. I plan to; I’m a sucker for classics. You have a wonderful blog, by the way. I’m a new follower. -Nancy

Guest
January 18, 2012

I read A Room With a View in college and loved it. Very funny social comedy, much like Jane Austen. Enjoy :)

Guest
January 16, 2012

I’ve read this one and A passage to India and enjoyed them both. Thinking about tackling Howard’s End this year.