E. M. Forster's Great-Aunt

Brown, Ivor
May 1956
New Republic;5/28/56, Vol. 134 Issue 22, p17
This article focuses on the literary works of author Edward Morgan Forster with reference to his book "Marianne Thornton: A Domestic Biography (1797-1887)." Forster who, incidentally got his first given name by a lapse of memory at the christening, was born in 1879. Thus he was able as a small boy to see and hear much of his great-aunt, Marianne Thornton, Aunt Monie to her family, who was born late in the 18th Century and did not die till 1887. Marianne lived on, strangely, she never married, she was a woman of some property, good-looking, vivacious, amusing, and perhaps, with some tendency to self-assurance and all-knowingness.


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