Forster, Edward Morgan
Born: Jun 01, 1879 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 90 years of age.
1879 - Born in London on the 1st of January.
1897-1901 - He became a member of the Apostles, a discussion society.
1905 - His first novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread, is the story of Lilia, a young English widow who falls in love with an Italian, and of the efforts of her bourgeois relatives to get her back from Monteriano.
1907 - Forster published The Longest Journey, an inverted bildungsroman following the lame Rickie Elliott from Cambridge to a career as a struggling writer and then a schoolmaster, married to the unappetising Agnes Pembroke.
1908 - Forster's third novel, A Room with a View is his lightest and most optimistic.
1914 - He traveled in Egypt, Germany and India with the classicist Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinsoin.
1916-1917 - Doing war work for the Red Cross in Egypt, in the winter, he met in Alexandria a tram conductor, Mohammed el-Adl, a youth of seventeen with whom he fell in love and who was to become one of the principal inspirations for his literary work.
1920 - He spent a second spell in India as the private secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas.
1930 - Forster became a successful broadcaster on BBC Radio, and became a public figure associated with the British Humanist Association.
1937 - Forster was awarded a Benson Medal.
1969 - He was made a member of the Order of Merit.
1924 - Forster achieved his greatest success with A Passage to India.
1970 - Died on the 7th of June.
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