Forster’s celebrated initials were the result of a mistake. Although at his birth he was registered under the name of his great-uncle, the banker Henry Thornton, at the christening his father in a fit of absent-mindedness supplied his own name, Edward, in its place. As things turned out the child was always to be called Morgan, so this hardly mattered; but the absurd little episode alerts us to an ambiguity. One part of him was Henry, the other Edward; one was conservative, serious, truthful and punctilious, the other was rebellious, humorous and unexpected.
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