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A Passage to India Lesson Plan

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Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. His father, an architect from a strict evangelical family, died of consumption soon after Forster was born, leaving him to be raised by his mother and paternal great-aunt. Because his mother was from a more liberal and somewhat irresponsible background, Forster's home life was sometimes tense. He was raised in the household of Rooksnest, which inspired Howards End. Forster was educated as a dayboy at the Tonbridge School, Kent, an experience responsible for a good deal of his later criticism of the English public school system. He then attended King's College, Cambridge, which greatly broadened his intellectual interests and provided him...

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