About the Author
Edward Morgan Forster was one of the most respected literary figures of his age. Among the novels he wrote were A Room with a View, A Passage to India and Maurice. Alexandria was inspired by the time he spent in Egypt during the First World War and was first published in 1922, followed, in 1923, by Pharos and Pharillon. Professor Miriam Allott is one of the country's most respected authorities in the field of English Literature, including, of course, the work of E.M. Forster. She is Professor of English at Liverpool University, the city in which she lives.