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Maurice by E.M. Forster
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Jul 10, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1901-1939
Read in July, 2011

This is an utterly beautiful book. I have little else to say. Sure, there are criticisms to be made. But overall, I this is a novel that brings out the unabashed romantic in me. (I say "unabashed," not the typical "hopeless," because this is a novel all about hope, and all about throwing off shame and committing fully to love.) Forster's depiction of Maurice's development is utterly convincing, and his prose style, as always, impeccable. It really makes me feel like not reading anything else until I've read everything by Forster, and then I feel sad knowing he wrote so few novels.

Apart from the story of Maurice, I also found the comment from Forster's "Terminal Note" about how there is no longer any greenwood for a person to vanish into and escape from society surprisingly touching.

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