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Literary introduction to early 20th century homosexuality

Maurice - E.M. Forster

Maurice Hall comes from a middle-class family, going to public school then Cambridge and finding love with two men during his early lifetime. The plot deals with the conflicts ensuing from this "criminal" behaviour and the mixed emotions felt by the main protagonists. There are a few well-developed characters and a lot of inevitable introspection. Not fun like A Room with a View and earlier than A Passage to India, this novel reads easily but is not hugely inspiring. Good as far as it goes.