Maurice

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Maurice Hall is a young man who grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society. Modest and generally conformist, he nevertheless finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters ...Continua
SUN50
Wrote 7/12/19
A Novel Before Its Time
It's difficult to say something really meaningful about a book like this, because more educated people can obviously be more eloquent and sensitive. I'll talk about three recurring thoughts: Loneliness. This was what struck me about Maurice and what...Continua
Tomatello
Wrote 12/1/14

They say that each book has its moment, probably I have read this novel in a wrong mood and I could not appreciate it. The plot itself is touching but the reading was not easy: I found a lot of pages very "heavy": dull and boring.

I enjoy reading Maurice tremendously. The prose is simply beautiful. Sometimes it gets abstract and impressionistic, but please be reminded that Forster’s is one of the great modernists of the twentieth century. This novel reminds me of D. H. Lawrenc...Continua
Djed Mraz
Wrote 8/18/13

[...] L'istinto gli suggerì di scegliere un oggetto sesquipedale, ma siccome era solamente l'ottavo sulla lista degli amici dello sposo, lo giudicò fuori luogo. [...]

Elena80
Wrote 8/11/13
Arriverà la fine ma non sarà la fine...
...ma uno splendido inizio. Romanzo sull'omosessualità che mi è piaciuto molto. C'è tutto: amore, passione, delicatezza, tormento, inquietudine, ignoranza, perbenismo, arroganza, libertà. Ho adorato il personaggio di Maurice :) Spocchioso ma estremam...Continua

Serena
Wrote Jul 02, 2013, 10:13
He did not realize that this was the end, without twilight or compromise, that he should never cross Maurice's track again, nor speak to those who had seen him.
Pag. 218
Serena
Wrote Jul 02, 2013, 10:12
He had always liked his friend's laugh, and at such a moment the soft rumble of it reassured him; it suggested happiness and security.
Pag. 218
Serena
Wrote Jul 02, 2013, 10:12
To the end of his life Clive was not sure of the exact moment of departure, and with the approach of old age he grew uncertain whether the moment had yet occurred. The Blue Room would glimmer, ferns undulate. Out of some eternal Cambridge his friend...Continua
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Serena
Wrote Jul 02, 2013, 10:12
"I was yours once till death if you'd cared to keep me, but I'm someone else's now—I can't hang about whining for ever—and he's mine in a way that shocks you, but why don't you stop being shocked, and attend to your own happiness?"
Pag. 217
Serena
Wrote Jul 02, 2013, 10:10
"May I ask whether you intend—" "No, you may not ask," interrupted the other. "You belong to the past. I'll tell you everything up to this moment—not a word beyond."
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