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Maurice
Maurice | E M Forster
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.
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Kaddele
Maurice | E M Forster
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“This one has five legs.”

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JazzFeathers
Maurice | E M Forster
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A new citizen of my shelves 😊

GingerAntics Love that cover!!! 2mo
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hlgreenfield
Maurice | E M Forster
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I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did! I don't know why I am surprised because the same thing happened to me when I read Howard's End and A Room With a View, but I guess I never expected a book from 1913 about homosexuals to be so open and progressive ( well maybe not by today's standards, but compared to books I've read of the era and even later, it wasn't all just alluded to as usual!). Great read from a fantastic writer

hlgreenfield Also these editions are fantastic! I originally only bought Maurice and A Passage to India since I own the rest already, but I feel I may complete the collection 7mo
twohectobooks I loooove EM Forster and I really want to read this book. He also tends to sneak up on me when it comes to how good his books are. 7mo
batsy What @twohectobooks said! 7mo
hlgreenfield @twohectobooks you need to check it out! It may be my favourite ( although I'll need to let some time pass before I decide on that. I do love Howard's End). 7mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Written in 1913/14 but only published in 1971, this book is generally described as being ahead of its time for its open discussion of homosexuality & its happy ending for the main character, Maurice, a man who finally comes to understand, accept, & dare all to be true to himself. I really enjoyed it. I know there is a movie & I can only hope it‘s a good adaptation as I likely won‘t be able to resist watching it! Recommended.

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TracyReadsBooks
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“...unspeakables of the Oscar Wilde sort...”

That this was a readily understood reference in 1913/14...and “asylum work.”

(Book is fantastic by the way.)

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TracyReadsBooks
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My next read. Fascinating story behind the story. Forster wrote it in 1913-1914 but the book wasn‘t published until 1971 (after Forster‘s death in 1970). It‘s described as before its time for “its affirmation that love between men can be happy.” I‘ve seen it described as one of the author‘s best books by a number of people and am excited to read it.

suzisteffen I love this book and I bawled my eyes out watching the movie. 8mo
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TheBookDream
Maurice | E M Forster
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Road trip!

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TheBookDream
Maurice | E M Forster
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I watched Bohemian Rhapsody last night ( all the 😍😍😍😍) and felt the need to read more about gay men. So I picked up this and James Baldwin‘s Giovanni‘s Room at B & N. Great so far! #LGBTQ

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Odile
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Wilkie
Maurice | E M Forster
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‘People were all around them, but with eyes that had gone intensely blue he whispered, “I love you”‘ #Iwanttoholdyourhand #heyjune

Cinfhen Fantastic choice and love the photo 🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓 1y
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roneea
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Im loving this. Such an important contribution to gay fiction.

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tournevis
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1️⃣ I liked Maurice, actually. I really did. Also Remains of the Day.
2️⃣ Blargh. I find them generally to be ugly.
3️⃣ None of the books I like are "adaptable". I mean, look what was done to Cloud Atlas! There is talk of adapting Those Who Walk Away From Omelas, and I shudder.
4️⃣ Hi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ?
@JenlovesJT47 #tuesdaytidbit

Lostinagoodbook I never did read Maurice but I loved Howard‘s End. 😊 2y
tournevis @Lostinagoodbook Maurice is good. A heartbreaking love story. 2y
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Godmotherx5
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1) Maurice by E. M. Forster
2) 4 - This makes me realize how old I am & how many I have lost.
3) ant
4) Waffles with vanilla yogurt
5) ✅

#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

CSeydel ✋🏼 2y
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Godmotherx5
Maurice | E M Forster
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I read four books this month. Therefore, they are all my #FebruaryFavorites. I have improved my game since I usually read one book per month. They were all good in their own way.
#HeartsAndHardcovers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!!! 👏🏻📚💕👍🏻☺️ 2y
Ingerella Great job! 2y
kspenmoll Congrats!!! 👏🏻🎉 2y
Dulcinella Great reads! 2y
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Godmotherx5
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I am taking a stab at blogging. Please check out my review: https://toeyreishuman.com

Feedback and comments are welcome.

(Photo from my Kindle app)

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RobinGustafson
Maurice | E M Forster
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Yay! It arrived just in time for the weekend

Tamra Book Cougars (podcast) are buddy reading this one. 2y
RobinGustafson I‘m going to try and read it in time for the Book Cougars buddy read 📚📚😊 I intended to obtain a copy weeks ago 2y
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chris.wolak
Maurice | E M Forster
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“Pain had shown him a niche behind the world‘s judgements, whither he could withdraw.”

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enidkeaner
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E.M Forster‘s “Maurice” was finished in 1914, but was not published until 1971, following his death.

For me, the beauty of “Maurice” is that this was written in a time so very hostile to the very core of the novel. The beauty is in the hopefulness you feel pouring off the pages. This is a novel which was very much ahead of its time.

#MountTBR
#MountTBRchallenge
#LitsyAtoZ - #LetterM
#192019 - #1971

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RobinGustafson
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I‘d love to find a hardcover in good condition of Maurice for the Book Cougars February read along but I‘ll likely settle for paperback #bookcougars #readalong #hardcover

ReadingEnvy My copy is inside a collected works edition that I think I got at Half Price Books 20 years ago! 2y
RobinGustafson @ReadingEnvy Is it green? I used to have a collected works edition too. I must have traded it in because I can‘t find it anywhere! 2y
ReadingEnvy @RobinGustafson yes with an ugly yellow painting shiny cover 2y
RobinGustafson @ReadingEnvy sounds like one in the same 2y
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DudeNamedJerry
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I've been taking my time with E.M. Forster's Maurice. Every night before bed I read a few chapters and absorb everything. This passage, which happens about midway through, is just beautiful.

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Soubhiville
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Every time my eyes pass Maurice on the shelf, Space Cowboy by Steve Miller Band plays in my head: "some people call me Maurice *wolf whistle*"... That's a happy memory song for me, my dad sang it when he used to play guitar. ?
#musicaltitles #maybookflowers

Lindy What a good story/title combo for this prompt! 3y
JenFowler Ahh..love that song!! 3y
tpixie Loved that song! Woke up to it in middle school 3y
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Moray_Reads
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I'm always a little at a loss with Forster, his writing often seems pretty but superficial and his characters so flighty and changeable that I struggle to connect. Maurice is not lacking in these issues but it is such a brave, personal, difficult novel of societal pressure, hiding, lying, self-hatred forced onto gay men that these issues are of secondary importance. If more people could live by this line we would all be happier #TacklingTheTBR

Hobbinol 👍🏻 3y
LeahBergen I've had this one on my TBR for so long! 3y
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen Me too! I didn't love it but I already knew Forster's writing want really for me. Definitely worth reading though, as difficult and heartbreaking as you'd expect 3y
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tournevis
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Day 14 of #riotgrams is #kissingbooks. I don't read romance outside of fanfics (and few fanfic romances at that) so these are books with kissing. And yes, there's erotica, so sue me. I'm trying here! 😊

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ladyclassics
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"I am an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort."

My trip to Oxford had the perfect pairing--Maurice is an eloquent depiction of a young man's internal and external difficulties in coming to terms with his homosexuality in modernizing times--so relevant to Forster's own experience. This touching work accompanied me as I walked the grounds of Oxford's most famous (homosexual) literary alumnus--Oscar Wilde himself! Nerd moment ♡ #booksaroundtheworld

Lynnsoprano Love your picture! 3y
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ladyclassics
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Fellow Littens, check this out! This is the Szabó Ervin Central Library in Budapest, Hungary. Built in the 1890's, this palace area is still open and filled with students studying all hours of the day (also open for visitors!). It's one of the most beautiful libraries I have ever stepped foot in--what I would give to study in a beauty like this! I wish the pictures didn't wash out the chandeliers, but you get it ;) #booksaroundtheworld

MrBook 😱😱😱😱 3y
TrishB Gorgeous 💗 3y
LauraBeth Beautiful 💕 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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A variety for #readjanuary #titlewithapropername photo day.
The dilemma was which title to post this under!

aeeklund That's always such a hard decision!! 3y
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jdtchicago
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You confuse what's important with what's impressive.

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ConsueloH
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"But books meant so much for him he forgot that they were a bewilderment to others."

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LovettReads
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"But I can't hang all my life on a little bit. You don't. You hang yours on Anne. You don't worry whether your relationship with her is platonic or not, you only know it's big enough to hang a life on."

Jersingsandreads I literally just finished the boon and obviously read this section. What an amazing read :) 3y
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