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A tale of bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster’s death in 1970. A founding work of modern gay literature, it tells the story of Maurice Hall, a privileged young man who finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and thought Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive’s country estate, Maurice gradually experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening. Maurice offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man’s self-discovery.