"Edward Morgan Forster" Order of Merit/OM, Order of the Companions of Honour/CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanism/humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph (literature)/epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect ... ". His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India/A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More E. M. Forster on Wikipedia.