Links to other Forster-related sites


Who is Forster?

 ~ by Forster
 ~ about Forster
 ~ inspired by Forster


Film adaptations

About this site & its maintainer


Links to other sites

Although it may be obvious to some folks, I must say that the following links lead to external sites; I don't own or run any of them, and just because I list them below it doesn't necessarily mean that I agree with what they may have to say. So if you have a question or comment about one of the sites or pages, please direct your messages to the appropriate person -- not to me! Thanks. :-)

Biographically-related sites

  • The Friends of the Forster Country
       This committee is dedicated to preserving the Hertfordshire countryside in England, where Forster spent much of his childhood and loved so dearly. Some very prominent figures (when it comes to Forster) are members (reading the patrons list elicited a "wow!" from me). If you're interested in participating in the mission to save Forster's old stomping grounds -- not to mention a beautiful part of England -- please visit the site.

Hypertext versions of Forster's novels

  • Howards End (1910)
    Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.
       The text is from the 1992 compilation Great Novels of E. M. Forster, published by Caroll & Graff Publishers. I'm not familiar with it, but as with any hypertextual literature, the searchable capability (of the browser) is nice.

  • The Longest Journey (1907)
    Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.
       (See my notes for the Howards End link.)

  • A Room with a View (1908)
    Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.
       (See my notes for the Howards End link.)

  • A Room with a View (Et rom med utsikt) (Norwegian translation)
    Rubio, Alexander G. and Helen Kirkman.
       I don't know Norwegian, so I can't comment on the accuracy of the translation, but I hope it'll be useful to Norwegians. :-) Mr. Rubio e-mailed me about his and Ms. Kirkman's Forster translations, and I've included them here. Each of the texts are on huge single documents.

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905)
    Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.
       (See my notes for the Howards End link.)

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (der engler ikke tør trå) (Norwegian translation)
    Rubio, Alexander G. and Helen Kirkman.
       (See my notes for the Norwegian A Room with a View link.)

Other hypertext versions of Forster's works

  • "The Machine Stops" (1909)
       The entire short story is on one document. The page is coded so that the story will open up in a new browser window.

Essays and other online material about Forster

  • "Connecting with E. M. Forster"
    Perkowitz, Sidney. The American Prospect, no. 26 (May-June 1996): 86-89.
       Perkowitz discusses Forster and today's world of cyber connections, mainly referring to "The Machine Stops," but also citing Howards End.

  • Aspects of E. M. Forster
    Zimmermann, Heiko.
       Zimmermann's site includes a broader range of material: some familiar links, bio... apparently the beginnings of a hodgepodge of EMF-related external works.

  • A Passage Through Forster
    Cooper, Jaye.
       Cooper's site (hosted on Geocities) is another broadly-encompassing EMF site with some familiar links. A line or two on the List of Works page over there looks like it was referenced from the 'Only Connect' site... :-) In any case, there is a message board (which looks like it's popular for those people wanting ideas for their papers!).
  • "A View of E. M. Forster"
    Albright, R. H.
       Albright gives a short overview of Forster -- his beliefs as well as his written works.

Film adaptation-related sites

  • Merchant Ivory Productions (Official Site)
    Merchant Ivory Productions.
       Finally, the filmmakers responsible for my all-time favorite film, and more generally, for setting the standard for period pieces, have a Web site...and it's a very good start, although the entire site is based on graphics and providing other multimedia content. If you want a lot of details and other information, use the Internet Movie Database. There is also a cool-the-first-time-but-let's-get-the-show-on-the-road Splash introduction. One Forster-related nit to pick: Howards End is spelled with the infamous extra apostrophe. Tsk, tsk. I have written to the webmaster about the mistake.

  • A Room with a View homepage
    Smestad, Bjørn.
       Smestad devotes a page on Geocities to primarily the Merchant-Ivory film, while including some Forster material towards the end.

If you have a page/site of your own or know of one that isn't here, I'd appreciate it if you'd fill me in. :-)

Site disclaimer

Created 3 September 1999 and last modified 16 December 2002, 20:48 PST.
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