E. M. Forster to Forrest Reid, 2 February 1913:
'I sent F[ollowing].D[arkness]. to a woman of another kind [i.e. than Alice Meynell, possibly reviewer of book in the Times Literary Supplement] and have just heard "I am still haunted by it -- it has interested me very much -- it is extraordinarily intimate and has a certain distinction and beauty that attract me [...] together with a certain brutal reality. My impressions are complex and I don't express them well. I do think it quite extraordinarily good."'