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Twenty-First-Century Readings of E.M. Forster's 'Maurice' - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Twenty-First-Century Readings of E.M. Forster's 'Maurice'

Emma Sutton and Tsung-Han Tsai


This is the first book-length study of Forster’s posthumously published novel. Nine essays focus exclusively on Maurice and its dynamic afterlives in literature, film and new media during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Begun in 1913 and revised over almost 50 years, Maurice became a defining text in Forster’s work and a canonical example of queer fiction. Yet the critical tendency to read Maurice primarily as a ‘revelation’ of Forster’s homosexuality has obscured important biographical, political and aesthetic contexts for this novel. This collection places Maurice among early twent ... More

Keywords: E. M. Forster, Maurice, Queer, Homosexuality, Modernism, Gay, Reception, Legacy, Afterlife

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621808
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Sutton, editor

Tsung-Han Tsai, editor

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