EDWARD MORGAN FORSTER: RIASSUNTO
Edward Morgan Forster. He was born in London in 1879.His father died soon so he was educated by his mother until the age of 11; than he was sent to a preparatory school in Eastbourne and than he entered King’s College in Cambridge.
He lived for a time in Italy, the background of his first and third novels (Where angels fear to tread -1908- and A room with a view -1908-). In both works he explored the differences between the strictness of english conventions and upper-middle-class codes of social behaviour and the more spontaneous and relaxed way of life of Italians.
The longest journey (1907) is a novel about English life and the most autobiographical of all his novels.
When he went to India for the first time, in 1912, he began to work on an indian novel, A passage to India (1924).
He died in 1970 and the fallowing year appeared Maurice wher he wanted to overcome the sense of guilt linked to his homosexuality, regarded as a criminal offence.
EDWARD MORGAN FORSTER ASPETTI DEL ROMANZO
Forster is considered an experimental novelist.
He is the first of all writer of comedy of manner who is interested in the society of his time and he questioned this points in his works in particularly through the technique of irony.
His works present none of the technical virtuosity of his contemporaries such as Joyce and Woolf.
In particularly in his last two novels he want to describe sensations and experiences that give meaning to life and afford a visionary understanding of it.
A room with a view. The first part of the novel opens in an English pensione in Florence where Lucy Honeychurch’s chaperone Miss Barlett meets Mr Emerson and his son George. The two men offer to exchange rooms, in order to give the ladies thechance to have a view of the Arno.
A PASSAGE TO INDIA SUMMARY
Lucy is a sensitive and artistic girl and she goes through several experiences that will change her, in particularly the kiss with George Emerson.
The second part is set in England where Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil, an aristocratic and conventional men. But Lucy realizes that she loves George and she is in a state of mind called “the muddle”, a state of confusion because she is divided between what she was supposed to do and what she wants. But at the end Lucy and George go in Pensione Bertolin on their honeymoon.
The book contains a lot of novels and it is built upon linked contrasts (insides/outside, medieval/classic, blood/water). The narrator is used in a traditional way, although Forster is considered an experimental novelist: in fact, the narrator is an observer who sometimes gives comments on what the characters do and say.