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  • A Room with a View

    Book

    This is the cover of the first edition of E M Forster’s novel A Room with a View. It was Forster’s third novel after Whe...

  • E M Forster's diary for 1900

    Manuscript, Diary Created date: 1900

    This is an extract from E M Forster’s diary for 1900, written when he was an undergraduate at King’s College Cambridge. ...

  • E M Forster's early draft of A Room with a View

    Manuscript, Draft Created date: c. 1901–08

    This is an early draft of E M Forster’s novel A Room with a View. The novel was published in 1908, but Forster had begun...

  • Letters from E M Forster to Lytton Strachey, 1908–...

    Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 1908–24

    These are some of the letters that E M Forster sent to his friend and fellow writer Lytton Strachey, one of the core mem...

  • Maurice by E M Forster

    Book, Photograph, Image

    This is the first paperback edition of Maurice, published in 1972. E M Forster wrote his narrative of homosexual love in...

  • 'Oscar Wilde at Bow Street': newspaper coverage of...

    Newspaper, Illustration, Image

    In 1895, the playwright and wit Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) had enjoyed great success, with works such as The Importance of ...

  • Portrait of E M Forster by Dora Carrington

    Artwork, Image Created date: c. 1924–25

    Dora Carrington painted this portrait of E M Forster in 1920, when Forster was 41 and already a very successful novelist...

  • The Chameleon

    Periodical

    The Chameleon was an Oxford University journal. This issue from 1894 contains Oscar Wilde's Phrases and Philosophies for...

  • Typescript of the 1932 version of Maurice by E M F...

    Manuscript, Typescript, Draft Created date: 1932, alterations and additions made c. 1959

    This is a 1932 typed manuscript of Maurice, with handwritten adjustments made by E M Forster in 1959. Though the novel w...

  • What I Believe by E M Forster

    Book

    E M Forster’s essay ‘What I Believe’ was published by the Hogarth Press in 1939. It is one of his best-known essays, and...

  • Wolfenden Report, 1957

    Report, Parliamentary Paper

    For 400 years male homosexuality was a crime in Britain, punishable by years in jail, deportation or death. Many reputat...