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Forster, E. M.

(Encyclopedia) Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan Forster), 1879–1970, English author, one of the most important British novelists of the 20th cent. After graduating from Cambridge, Forster…

Lawrence, T. E.

(Encyclopedia) Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward Lawrence), 1888–1935, British adventurer, soldier, and scholar, known as Lawrence of Arabia. While a student at Oxford he went on a walking…

Doctorow, E. L.

(Encyclopedia) Doctorow, E. L. (Edgar Lawrence Doctorow) dŏk´tərō˝ [key], 1931–2015, American novelist, b. New York City. The author of a dozen novels, Doctorow is known for his…

White, E. B.

(Encyclopedia) White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks White), 1899–1985, American writer, b. Mt. Vernon, N.Y., grad. Cornell, 1921. A witty, satiric observer of contemporary society, White was a…

Robert Forster

Name at birth: Robert Wallace Forster, Jr.American actor Robert Forster was a nearly-forgotten veteran of TV and movies when he was picked for the role of a compassionate bail bondsman in the Quentin…

Du Bois, W. E. B.

(Encyclopedia) Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt Du Bois) dəbois´ [key], 1868–1963, American civil-rights leader and author, b. Great Barrington, Mass., grad. Harvard (B.A.,…

M. Aurelius Antoninus

M. Aurelius Antoninus by George Long, M. A. M. ANTONINUS was born at Rome A.D. 121, on the 26th of April. His father Annius Verus died while he was praetor. His mother was Domitia Calvilla…

Cummings, E. E.

(Encyclopedia) Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin Cummings), 1894–1962, American poet, b. Cambridge, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1915. His poetry, noted for its eccentricities of typography (…

Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Neuman is the gap-toothed, goofy-grinned icon of MAD magazine, the humor and satire comics magazine created by Harvey Kurtzman and published by William M. Gaines in 1952. The genesis of…

Brewer's: E.

This letter represents a window; in Hebrew it is called he (a window). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894E.G. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P…