Maurice Author:E. M. Forster 'Maurice'is perhaps E. M. Forster's most poignant exploration of a theme evident in nearly all of his novels- the eternal struggle between passion and convention, a subject made all the more profound by the personal element Forster adds. In an afterword the author discusses the experiences that inspired him to write 'Maurice'; and in a further ... more »postscript, dating from 1960, Forster comments eloquently upon the shift in public attitudes toward homosexuality-from "ignorance and terror" to "familiarity and contempt."
Set in Edwardian England, this is the story of Maurice Hall, a Cambridge student following in the footsteps of his suburban stockbroker father. To all outward appearances Maurice seems destined for a life of compromises, a man who will simply take his place in society. But at Cambridge the love between Maurice and his dear friend Clive Durham awakens and flourishes, introducing Maurice to feelings of joy he had never imagined and spurring him to dream that two men together could defy the world.« less