[…] Forster managed to get on well with him, despite the terrible scenes that he made about the food and despite his habit, odd in an aristrocrat, of gargling with his finger-bowl water.
[Francis King, E. M. Forster (London: Thames and Hudson, 1978) 40]
I wonder if this means that less and less Forster is being tought at universities and high schools. Does the graph below vindicate this idea? The lows during the summer breaks stay more or less stable whereas the rest dwindels over the years.
By the way: Quite interesting to see how the precise search term has changed over the years and how it is also a function of the origin of searchers. The Brits, e.g., don’t exactly seem to like the dots after the given name initials…