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This review is from: Maurice (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
EM Forster's tale of forbidden love in the stuffy upper-crust world of interwar Britain deserves a wider readership. The book is, surprisingly, quite upbeat and not at all doom and gloom. The wonderful descriptions of Cambridge and the English countryside are so evocative I felt as if I could almost smell the freshly-cut grass and overhear the toffs of Cambridge. The book's characters feel very real and, with some notable exceptions, are quite likeable. It's a shame that Forster only allowed this book to be published after his death, thereby depriving a generation. Despite this and after so many years this love story retains every bit of its charm. Definitely worth reading!