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Maurice

A Novel
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Maurice
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"The work of an exceptional artist working close to the peak of his powers." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
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 his is homosexual.Written during 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in its theme and 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."

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"The work of an exceptional artist working close to the peak of his powers." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
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 on into his father's firm, Hill and Hall, Stock Brokers. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way, "stepping into the niche that England had prepared for him": except that his is homosexual. Written during 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in its theme and 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."

Authors: Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
Statement of Responsibility: E.M. Forster
Title: Maurice
a novel
Publisher: New York : Norton, c1971
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 22 cm.
LCCN: 76170181
ISBN: 0393086577
0393310329
0393000265
9780393310320
Branch Call Number: FIC F
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Apr 24, 2011
  • placebo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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