As Maurice Hall makes his way through a traditional English education, he projects an outer confidence that masks troubling questions about his own identity. Frustrated and unfulfilled, a product of the bourgeoisie he will grow to despise, he has difficulty acknowledging his nascent attraction to... show more
As Maurice Hall makes his way through a traditional English education, he projects an outer confidence that masks troubling questions about his own identity. Frustrated and unfulfilled, a product of the bourgeoisie he will grow to despise, he has difficulty acknowledging his nascent attraction to men. At Cambridge he meets Clive, who opens his eyes to a less conventional view of the nature of love. Yet when Maurice is confronted by the societal pressures of life beyond university, self-doubt and heartbreak threaten his quest for happiness.
Publish date: September 1st 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, M M Romance
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...
I have never read anything by E.M. Forster, I am not well-versed in English literature classics and I haven’t watched the movie, but I still got an idea of what this story would be : a Tess d’Ubervillesque love story with a happy ending and a young, gay, dishevelled and cavorting Hugh Grant. If b...
2,5 stars.Written in 1913 Maurice could have made a history if the author had had the courage to publish it at that time. A story of a homosexual upper middle class Britain set in the early 20th Century! And then a bizarre HEA! With his idea and the main message - the acceptance of a human nature ...
This was not the book I expected to read on my honeymoon. We drove up north the day after the wedding, still exhausted and reeling from the previous day. I wanted to leave as soon as possible, though, so that we could make the most of our week off. We arrived to a town full of sunshine, crisp air,...
Well, I can see why this wasn’t published until after his death. It does make you feel sorry for the good old man. Chronicling the love affair between two men (or the discovery of one man’s sexuality), the book, at least to the modern reader, damns English class s...
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