Maurice

Maurice

A Novel

Book - 2006
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"Set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and into his father's firm. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way-- except that he is homosexual. Written during 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in its affirmation that love between men can be happy. 'Happiness,' Forster wrote, "is its keynote...In Maurice I tried to create a character who was completely unlike myself or what I supposed myself to be: someone handsome, healthy, bodily attractive, mentally torpid, not a bad businessman and rather a snob. Into this mixture I dropped an ingredient that puzzles him, wakes him up, torments him and finally saves him.'"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2006, c1971.
ISBN: 9780393310320
0393310329
Branch Call Number: FIC FORSTER
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 21 cm.

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Apr 01, 2015

This book is truly a classic that will keep you glued, also for any hardcore traditional/Victorian LGBT readers, this is a treat! Written at a great time and taking place in an equally controversial time.

placebo Apr 24, 2011

This book should be a classic more than 'A Passage to India' and 'A Room with a View'.
It wasn't published until after Forster's death because of its homsexual themes.
The reason I love this book so much is because of how unique it is. An enjoyable, fast read, this book is bascially a gay love story in the early 1900's but what makes it so unique is that it was actually written in the same time period.

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