19th August

In August 1910 he was thinking about Howard’s End. He wrote to his friend Malcolm Darling about the 'stodgy novel’ coming out in the following Autumn. His humorous self-deprecation continues: he wrote that the new book 'dealeth dully with many interesting matters’. (Source: Selected Letters of E.M. Forster, ed. Mary Lago and P.N. Furbank (London: Collins, 1983-1985), letter of 22 August 1910)

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