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ISBN: 0393310329Издательство: W. W. Norton & Company
Год издания: 2005
Book Description "The work of an exceptional artist working close to the peak of his powers."?Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times Set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and on into his father's firm, Hill and Hall, Stock Brokers. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way, "stepping into the niche that England had prepared for him": except that his is homosexual. Written during 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in its theme and in its affirmation that love between men can be happy. "Happiness," Forster wrote, "is its keynote .In Maurice I tried to create a character who was completely unlike myself or what I supposed myself to be: someone handsome, healthy,...