E. M. Forster

1879 - 1970

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Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English fiction writer, essayist and librettist. Many of his novels examine class difference and hypocrisy, including A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924). The last brought him his greatest success. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. M. Forster has received more than 2,498,145 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). E. M. Forster is the 892nd most popular writer (down from 826th in 2019), the 691st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 622nd in 2019) and the 93rd most popular British Writer.

E. M. Forster is most famous for his novel, "A Passage to India."

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Among writers, E. M. Forster ranks 892 out of 5,794Before him are Danilo Kiš, Jules Renard, Branislav Nušić, Aubrey Beardsley, Rustichello da Pisa, and W. H. Auden. After him are James May, Deepak Chopra, Philip Pullman, Jean Webster, Giambattista Marino, and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz.

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Among people born in 1879, E. M. Forster ranks 23Before him are Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Hans Luther, Ramana Maharshi, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Fritz Haarmann, and Rudolf von Laban. After him are Italo Gariboldi, Victor Sjöström, Henri Giraud, Huda Sha'arawi, Hans Lammers, and Frederick Griffith. Among people deceased in 1970, E. M. Forster ranks 43Before him are Fritz Perls, Arthur Adamov, Nina Ricci, Lázaro Cárdenas, Bourvil, and Percy Spencer. After him are Italo Gariboldi, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Władysław Anders, Lev Kuleshov, Sonny Liston, and Erich Heckel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, E. M. Forster ranks 691 out of 6,924Before him are Annie Besant (1847), Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), William Webb Ellis (1806), and W. H. Auden (1907). After him are James May (1963), Philip Pullman (1946), Thomas Wolsey (1473), John Macleod (1876), Eric Burdon (1941), and Ronald Fisher (1890).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, E. M. Forster ranks 93Before him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Patrick White (1912), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), and W. H. Auden (1907). After him are James May (1963), Philip Pullman (1946), Julian Barnes (1946), Robert Graves (1895), Eleanor Marx (1855), and Bernard Cornwell (1944).