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Maurice Author E.M. Forster Summary µ 8 Free download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF æ E.M. Forster Ter collected in The Life to ComeSince its release in 1971 Maurice has been widely read and praised It has been and continues to be adapted for major stage productions including the 1987 Oscar nominated film adaptation starring Hugh Grant and James Wilby. Possibly my new favourite book of the year so far I absolutely loved this one beautiful moving such a powerful read Murder for Profit of the year so far I absolutely loved this Clay 17 one beautiful moving such a powerful read

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Maurice Author E.M. Forster

Maurice Author E.M. Forster Summary µ 8 Free download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF æ E.M. Forster Maurice is heartbroken over unreuited love which opened his heart and mind to his own sexual identity In order to be true to himself he goes against the grain of society’s often unspoken rules of class wealth and politicsForster understood that his hom. Begun 1913Finished 1914Dedicated to a Happier Year Edward Morgan Forster 1879 1970 wrote Maurice as a relatively young man aged 34 at a time when old Europe was starting to fall apart However it was not published until 1971 a year after his death Maurice is probably the first literary work of fiction to deal with male homosexuality in such an open sincere fashion At the time it was written men in the UK could still be imprisoned for acts of gross indecency as in the Oscar Wilde trial Publishing this book at that time would have destroyed the deeply admired English novelist Of course E M Forster s readers had no idea that the author of very successful novels such as Howards End and A Passage to India loved men Nevertheless he let his work be reviewed by his literary friends who knew of his sexuality He was loosely connected with the Bloomsbury Group the literary and artistic circle with such prominent members as Virginia Woolf Duncan Grant and Lytton Strachey For the time the members of the Bloomsbury Group had a very open and unconventional approach to sexuality and among this group E M Forster s novel could be discussed openly In public however he successfully covered up his sexuality and I wonder if this might be one of the reasons why I found Forster s Howards End rather frigid and detached I second Katherine Mansfield when she complains about Howards End EM Forster never gets any farther than warming the teapot He s a rare fine hand at that Feel this teapot Is it not beautifully warm Yes but there ain t going to be no tea Introduction p xxivWell in Maurice E M Forster pours hot boiling water over spicy tea leaves Forster intriguingly describes Maurice Hall s journey of self discovery and his sexual awakening Maurice comes from a conventional middle class background with a lukewarm mentality He is very much an average guy even though Forster describes him as rather good looking and athletic not very intellectual and a bit arrogant His being sexually different initially comes across as a hindrance to his plans to follow in his deceased father s footsteps Maurice was stepping into the niche that England had prepared for him p45 Nevertheless early in the novel Forster gives hints that Maurice has always known he is different Maurice remarks early on I think I shall not marry and he is rather baffled when he realises that he is overwhelmed by the fact that his mother s garden boy George with whom he used to play in the woodstack when he was a boy gave notice and left Maurice is after all a snob and he would never consider himself a friend of George Nevertheless George s departure unsettles him and he does not really know why he has these special feelings Feelings of this kind become clearer when he moves to Cambridge for his studies and meets Clive Durham with whom he fells in love Clive s pedigree is sophisticated he descends from landed gentry Clive is deeply torn about his sexuality even though he makes the first step in admitting his feelings for Maurice Foster does not shy away from describing romantic moments between the two and he shows perfectly his skills in evoking beauty I knew you read the Symposium in the vac he said in a low voiceMaurice felt uneasy Then you understand without me saying How do you mean Durham could not wait People were all around them but with eyes that had gone intensely blue he whispered I love you p 48Clive considers himself a Hellenist and he celebrates the love that Socrates bore Phaedolove passionate but temperate p85 They both set out on a philosophical journey of self discovery about their sexuality and their place in society Forster tries to be as open as possible in his depiction of them We learn that both especially Clive have misogynistic tendencies Alas it is Forster himself who does not give the reader the opportunity to appreciate a fully rounded female character in his book This brings me to Forster s theory of flat and round characters In EM Forster s Aspects of the Novel he explains The test of a round character is whether it is capable of surprising in a convincing way p81 Maurice in particular passes his creator s test with flying colours Even though he might be snobbish arrogant and misogynistic at the beginning of the narrative the reader cannot ignore how he develops into a tolerant and self aware person capable of tender feelings What made this reader root for Maurice was his sincerity towards himself and thus his integrity Despite all his inner struggles he allows himself to be who he is this makes him such an attractive character not only to the reader but also to others characters in the book Of course only we as readers know his innermost thoughts and feelings Forster offers us a deep insight into these thoughts where we can learn how sincere and full of integrity Maurice becomes He would not deceive himself so much He would not and this was the test pretend to care about women when the only sex that attracted him was his own He loved men and always had loved them He longed to embrace them and mingle his being with theirs Now that the man who returned his love had been lost he admitted this p 51Indeed he loses his first love to conformity Clive decides to adapt to his family s reuirements and beautiful conventions and grows slowly away from Maurice Ironically it is on Clive s journey to Greece that he lets Maurice know by letter that I have become normal I cannot help it p101 Not long after he marries and settles in at Penge his late father s estate as the suire everybody expected him to become Forster gives us only a few glimpses into Clive s inner thoughts and monologues but they are enough to make the reader understand that Clive lives in denial and self deception One cannot write those words too often Maurice s loneliness it increased p124In the meantime Maurice goes through hell He begins to doubt his own sexuality and increasingly feels lonely Forster s description of Maurice s journey of self loathing and loneliness gets directly under the reader s skin These are powerful passages which help enormously in empathising not only with Maurice but with thousands of other men in real life who have had to go through a similar hell Yet he was doing a fine thing proving on how little the soul can exist Fed neither by Heaven nor by Earth he was going forward a lamp that would have blown out were materialism true He hadn t a God he hadn t a lover the two usual incentives to virtue p126He eventually seeks advice from a doctor he has befriended confessing that he is an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort I don t want to spoil the doctor s answer but I can assure you that it did not help Maurice s self esteem at all It is on the peak of his crisis that he meets the third important character in the book Alec Scudder the gamekeeper at Penge Clive s estate Forster likes to let different characters from different social classes bump into each other as his novel Howards End shows brilliantly Alec Scudder the gamekeeper who everybody in Maurice s circle simply calls Scudder belongs to the class of outdoors men He is a man of nature with natural instincts The reader cannot really unravel his inner thoughts Forster leaves us almost in the dark This is certainly deliberate Scudder remains the active pushy slightly aggressive and sexually attractive almost mysterious country lad for the reader Today he would probably be categorised as bisexual He instinctively feels Maurice s pain and reacts accordingly to his nature With Alec Scudder Maurice eventually reaches sexual fulfilment They must live outside class without relations or money they must work and stick to each other till death But England belonged to them That besides companionship was their reward p212Alec Scudder who in the book represents carnality the rural and nature in comparison to Clive who stands for the intellectual and platonic love will eventually be the key to Maurice s liberation Together with Maurice the reader discovers after several bumps in the road the route to Maurice and Alec s happiness This happy ending to Forster s novel has much been discussed I was not entirely convinced even though it has its roots in real life namely in the concept of Uranian love and the relationship between Edward Carpenter and George Merrill who Forster visited in 1913 and who were an inspiration for this book I am not sure if it is really a happy ending for Maurice and Alec but I think it was the best possible end to the book given the socio political situation at the time Forster writes in his Terminal Note A happy ending was imperative I shouldn t have bothered to write otherwise p220 I for my part tend to agree with Forster s Bloomsbury friend Lytton Strachey who wrote in a letter to EM Forster that the relationship of the two rested upon curiosity and lust and would only last six weeks Terminal Note p 222 I can sympathise with Strachey s train of thought Maurice and Alec are first and foremost attracted sexually to each other and only later recognise that what unites them is the need to fight a common enemy Introduction p xxiiDespite these minor flaws Maurice is still an important novel E M Forster wrote it in 191314 and revised it in 1960 In his Terminal Note written in 1960 he recognises a change in the public attitude towards homosexuality the change from ignorance and terror to familiarity and contempt Terminal Note p 224 Still it took another seven years until the laws criminalizing acts of gross indecency by men were abolished in England Today the legal situation in Europe has improved significantly one could only have dreamed of it fifty years ago This is of course a very positive development In the meantime we should be aware that there are still nations where LGBT people are persecuted incarcerated and even put to death for their sexuality The human race still has a long way to go Let me thus go a step further and suggest that it is not enough to implement legally protected euality even though this must be an unalienable right We as a society ask our governments for rights which guarantee euality But I ask myself does society really embrace and integrate diversity in everyday life Forster writes pointedly We had not realized that what the public really loathes in homosexuality is not the thing itself but having to think about it Terminal Note p 224 I can only speak for my part of the world and my generation but I feel part of a monolithic world where sexual diversity has not yet reached unconscious acceptance and self evident euality and where definitions such as gay and homo are still used unconsciously as an insult Just look at the advertising industry mainstream TV or cinema one rarely finds rainbow families or same sex couples And of course the male action hero is supposed to be heterosexual While there has been constant change for the better during the past few years it is still slow and I am afraid we still have a long wait before there is a gay James Bond and nobody thinks anything of it Until then books like Maurice have lost none of their relevance I highly recommend the Penguin Classics Edition with an introduction and notes by David Leavitt Uranians The term has its origins in Plato s Symposium in which Pausanius argues that men who are inspired by Heavenly Aphrodite Aphrodite Urania as opposed to Common Aphrodite Aphrodite Pandeumia are attracted to the male sextheir intention is to form a lasting attachment and partnership for life In the 1860s and 1870s Karl Heinrich Ulrichs promulgated the German Urning the English version of which was subseuently put into circulation by Edward Carpenter and the art historian John Addington Symonds Notes by David Leavitt p 232

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Maurice Author E.M. Forster Summary µ 8 Free download Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF æ E.M. Forster Age to same sex love if published when he completed it in 1914 would probably end his career Thus Maurice languished in a drawer for fifty seven years the author reuesting it be published only after his death along with his stories about homosexuality la. I took the damned Spoiler Alert alert out I think it keeps people from reading the actual review That said some of the following comments might be considered Spoiler but I prefer to think of these comments as what Forster could have done better should have done better and any image of Hugh Grant spread eagled on a table deserves to be noticed IMHOAt first I thought rereading Forster s gay novel for a group discussion would be fun I liked it first time around and expected to like it as much this time Perhaps it was having watched the film since the first reading Maybe I couldn t prevent myself from picturing Hugh Grant in the role of Clive Durham and a young Rupert Graves in the role of Scudder whatever the reasons rereading this novel knowing where it was headed made me impatient made me angry made me want to see the younger Hugh Grant shoved face down over a table depantsed and deflowered in the most aggressive way But that s just meForster s novel remained a featherbed of cozy enveloping language The early scene in which Mr Ducie a senior at Maurice s preparatory school and a man who felt the obligation to instruct Maurice in the mystery of sex complete with a diagram drawn in the sand on a beach then abandoned and too late realized left to be discovered by other casual strollers of both sexes Oh my was still funny The developing relationship between Maurice and fellow Cambridge student Clive Durham was still touching in its intimacy and affection but then but then but then That relationship stalls at intimacy Maurice is coaxed by Clive led on if you will only to reach a wall a wall of this far and no further After outing himself Clive seemingly has no out to arrive at His bold confession to Maurice is overstated leaving Maurice confused and wanting While this novel is certainly a matter of time and place the Platonic relationship just doesn t ring true for a contemporary understanding The British stereotype the conservative asexual slightly effeminate my apologies good Brits but we are talking stereotypes not realities registers as alien in modern readers of anything other than Christian fictionAnd it was this alienation from the characters that left me thinking Jesus Christ Maurice hammer him nail his ass show the lame fucker what he s wanting but is too caught up in an ideal to grab But of course that won t do We all know what rape is there s never good reason for it to occur even in fiction Poetic justice and poetic injustice are opposite sides of the same coin They re really two ways of saying the same thingThe poetic justice if such a thing exists is Clive s ultimate settling for passionless marriage while Maurice moves on power to himI don t regret rereading Maurice It s still fine story telling and plotting A reader has to understand that Forster writing when he did could only imagine only hope for a better time when people were able to be who they are without fear of social or legal repercussion I think I ve been spoiled three decades and still going with my own partner makes me both generous and selfish It makes me wish others had or could have what I have just not MINE


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