Maurice; a novel.

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New York Norton, [1971].
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256 pages 22 cm.


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Bedford - FictionFIC ForsterChecked OutJuly 17, 2024
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New York Norton, [1971].


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." Written during 1913 and 1914, Maurice deals with the then unmentionable subject of homosexuality. More unusual, it concerns a relationship that ends happily.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Forster, E. M. 1. (1971). Maurice: a novel . Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Forster, E. M. 1879-1970. 1971. Maurice: A Novel. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Forster, E. M. 1879-1970. Maurice: A Novel Norton, 1971.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Forster, E. M. 1879-1970. Maurice: A Novel Norton, 1971.

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