Maurice

Maurice

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Maurice Hall is a young man who grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society. Modest and generally conformist, he nevertheless finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and through Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive's country estate, Maurice gradually experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening. A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster's death in 1970. Compellingly honest and beautifully written, it offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man's erotic and political self-discovery.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©1971
ISBN: 9780141441139
Branch Call Number: FIC Forst
Characteristics: 232 pages ; 20 cm.

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neko1998
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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