Book Review: Maurice

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Maurice by E .M. Forster

This book was ahead of its time (in fact E. M. Forster thought he wouldn’t see the book published in his lifetime). Forster wrote a compelling novel about the inner turmoils of finding yourself. He wrestles with the issues of homosexuality within the early 20th century, for those that do not know it was illegal to be gay during this time.

This book follows the story of Maurice, a romantic man that craves acceptance and someone to love. We see him passionately explore his sexuality and then we see how he comes to loath himself, before truly accepting who he is and finding a solution that allows him to feel free.

A wonderful story that both warmed my heart and filled it with sadness as I thought about how horrible it must be to hide who you truly are for fear of retribution. Compelling and enlightening, thank you Mr. Forster.

If you are struggling with discovering who you are here are a few links that may help.

https://allout.org/en

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/sexual-identity/sexual-orientation/

https://humanism.org.uk/community/lgbt-humanists/

https://www.stonewall.org.uk

https://www.mindout.org.uk

https://www.manchesterpride.com

 

Let me know what you thought of the book in the comments below!

Also you can check out my 20 Books for 2020 and good reads to keep up to date with what I am reading next: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/108913955-graceless-living 

Until next time.

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20 books for 2020

  1. Philip Pullman – The Subtle Knife
  2. Patrick Ness – A Monster Calls EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9
  3. Barney Norris – Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9
  4. Shirley  Jackson – Life Among the Savages
  5. Madeline Miller – Circe
  6. Jenni Murray – A history of Britain in 21 Women
  7. Chris Kraus – I Love Dick
  8. Carrie Hope Fletcher – All that she can see
  9. Kathrine Arden – The Bear and the Nightingale
  10. William Golding -The Lord of the Flies
  11. E. M. Forster – Maurice EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9
  12. Philip Pullman – The Amber Spyglass
  13. Alice Walker – The Colour Purple
  14. Zadie Smith – On Beauty
  15. Jennifer Worth – In the Midst of Life
  16. Tim Winton – The Turning
  17. Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
  18. Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
  19. Matt Haig – How to Stop Time
  20. Brandon Sanderson – Skyward

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