Maurice by E.M. Forster [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1973

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Maurice by E.M. Forster


Rare paperback 1st.

Excellent reading copy.  

Cover has a cropped corner on rear; some edge / shelf wear; tiny spot stain on rear cover. 

Binding is tight with a slight lean to spine.  Inside is very nice.  Reads perfectly with some tanning to pages.

Maurice is heartbroken over unrequited 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 politics.

Forster understood that his homage 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 requesting it be published only after his death (along with his stories about homosexuality later collected in The Life to Come).