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Maurice

Maurice

Maurice is a novel by E. M. Forster. A tale of homosexual love in early 20th-century England, it follows Maurice Hall from his schooldays through university and beyond. It was written in 1913–1914, and revised in 1932 and 1959–1960. Forster was close friends with the poet Edward Carpenter, and upon visiting his Derbyshire home in 1912, was motivated to write Maurice. The relationship between Carpenter and his partner, George Merrill, was the inspiration for that of Maurice and Alec Scudder.Although Forster showed the novel to a select few of his friends , it was published only posthumously, in 1971. Forster did not seek to publish it during his lifetime, believing it to have been unpublishable during that period due to public and legal attitudes to same-sex love. A note found on the manuscript read: "Publishable, but worth it?". Forster was particularly keen that his novel should have a happy ending, but knew that this would make the book too controversial.The novel has been adapted once for film and for the stage.


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„Because I say so little you think I don't feel. I care a lot.“

—  E.M. Forster, book Maurice

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„You confuse what's important with what's impressive.“

—  E.M. Forster, book Maurice

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„After all, is not a real Hell better than a manufactured Heaven?“

—  E.M. Forster, book Maurice

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„I am an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort.“

—  E.M. Forster, book Maurice

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„There has been, is, and always will be every conceivable type of person.“

—  E.M. Forster, book Maurice

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