14th November

In November 1910 he was thinking about success. In a letter to Syed Ross Masood, a former pupil he fell in love with, he passed on the news that Howard’s End was 'selling so well that I shall probably make enough money by it to come to India’. Editions in America and Canada, and a French translation, were to follow. Forster was wary of seeming boastful: 'I do not tell most people this because they would think I was bragging, but I know that you will understand, and feel what I feel.’ (Source: Selected Letters of E.M. Forster, ed. Mary Lago and P.N. Furbank (London: Collins, 1983-1985), letter of 21 November 1910)

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