Cinema: The Man Behind the First Passage

Edward Morgan Forster might now be remembered as an Edwardian novelist of great promise and slender accomplishment. Two acts rescued him from such oblivion. He wrote A Passage to India (1924), a novel that not only surprised friends who thought he had dried up as an author but also made him world famous. And he lived for 91 years, well beyond such contemporaries as James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. To a remarkable degree, Forster ensured his claim on posterity by outlasting it.

No one could have predicted such longevity for the infant...

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