Item 182 - Letter from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 22 Nov 1936 (Creation)

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West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer, Dorking. - Thanks Bessie for the 'wry gift': will read it, but sees it will bring no comfort to his 'idleness and timidity'. The active left-wingers he sees in London 'dislike and deplore it'. Charles Mauron is in Britain, 'trying to form a popular front', with which Forster sympathises, though he draws back from Mauron's attempts to instigate intervention in Spain. Gets very upset when he cannot support his friends as they wish. Mauron and his wife are in great danger, and feel 'their English friends are failing them'. Has finished 'a long formless paper about the past (semi-political)' for Mary Trevelyan's 'show', and a broadcast on "War and Peace". Enjoyed Dover. Is taking his mother to London on Monday. Would be nice if she and Desmond [MacCarthy?] dropped in. Hopes Bob will give up his Italy trip given the political situation.

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