by E. M. Forster
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Maurice is born into a privileged way of life, conforming to social conventions, yet he finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, a Cambridge friend, and Alec, the gamekeeper, he experiences a sexual awakening.
This is by far one of the best books I have ever read! It should be in the pantheon of greats and definitely is the best LGBT books ever written. It is one of the most beautiful stories ever told. Maurice is a hero! It is a story of excepting ones self and learning to be who you are. Maurice gives up society and his social trappings to be with the man he loves. Clive gives up who he is to keep is standing in society. One is empty and the others "soul" is alive. If you love E.M. Forester books you'll love this book. A must read!
The finest literature ever written with the lead character being a gay man.
I say "literature", because this is so much more than just a book.
The symbolism that's present in passages throughout the novel are amazing, and can be missed if you don't pay attention.
E.M. Forster, may you rest in peace. I am so sorry this novel couldn't have been published during your lifetime. But thank God you put these thoughts onto paper, so that your gift can be shared today with a society that isn't quite as harsh and judgement as it was during your time in the 1910's.
I never read a more beautiful love story. This story breaks all of the conventional boundries in the early 1900's where being gay was an unspeakable concept in "All Good English Society." Maurice is a truly magnificent character that leaps forward to embrace what he feels in heart to be the only possible way to survive within his own psyche. His desire is to love and to be loved completely in a wholesome manogomous relationship overwhelms and embodies his whole personage. He is incapable of living a falsehood...regardless of the consequences.