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Completed in 1914, Maurice remained unpublished until after Forster's death. Although its homosexual content was the reason for this, the novel cannot be defined simply by its theme. It was written by a great novelist at the height of his powers, as those who read it will surely discover.

As a typical product of middle-class suburbia, Maurice finds it difficult coming to terms with his homosexuality. He first glimpses the possibilities of an unconventional life when he meets and falls in love with Clive, a fellow Cambridge undergraduate, but when Clive turns to women, Maurice feels betrayed. Close to despair, he meets Alex and in their ensuing love affair Maurice finds fulfilment, ultimately causing him to reject his entire inherited system of values and conduct.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Hodder & Stoughton, 1971.
ISBN: 9780340552322
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 23 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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