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Maurice - E. M. Forster

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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 A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster's death in 1970.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.

About the Author

Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. He wrote six novels, four of which appeared before the First World War: Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908), and Howard's End (1910). An interval of fourteen years elapsed before he published A Passage to India. Maurice, his novel on a homosexual theme, finished in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. He died in June 1970.

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Heady and engaging

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Maurice:

    Very much enjoyed this book.
    I read it whenever I could until it was finished.
    The story interested me because it was believable, poignant and I became attached to the characters.
    I will read it again.

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    E. M. Forster

    Edward Morgan Forster, E.M., was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect".

    Forster was gay, but this fact was not widely made public during his lifetime. His posthumously-published novel Maurice tells of the coming of age of an explicitly gay male character.

    Visit E. M. Forster's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780141441139
    ISBN-10: 0141441135
    Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: September 2005
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 0.2
    Edition Number: 1