Synopses & Reviews
Only two were published in his lifetime. Most of the other stories remained unpublished because of their overtly homosexual themes; instead they were shown to an appreciative circle of friends and fellow writers, including Christopher Isherwood, Siegfried Sassoon, Lytton Strachey, and T. E. Lawrence.
The stories differ widely in mood and setting. One is a cheerful political satire; another has, most unusually for Forster, a historical setting; others give serious and powerful expression to some of Forster's profoundest concerns.
Representing every phase of E. M. Forster's career as a writer, the fourteen stories in this book span six decades--from 1903 to 1957 or even later.
About the Author
E. M. Forster was one of the major novelists of the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in 1879 and educated at Cambridge. His other novels include A Room with a View, Howards End, and A Passage to India. He died in 1970.
Table of Contents
Ansell -- Albergo empedocle -- The purple envelope --The helping hand -- The rock -- The life to come -- Dr. Woolacott -- Arthur Snatchfold -- The obelisk -- What does it matter? A morality -- The classical annex -- The torque -- The other boat -- Three courses and a dessert: Being a new and gastronomic version of the game of consequences.