When was Maurice published?

Maurice was published in 1971, a year after E M Forster’s death. Forster began writing his ‘gay novel’ following a visit to fellow writer and homosexual, Edward Carpenter and his younger, working-class partner, George Merrill.

How long is Maurice book?

The average reader will spend 4 hours and 16 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).

When did UK legalize homosexuality?

In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act was passed which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21, while at the same time imposing heavier penalties on street offences.

Where was Maurice filmed?

Maurice was shot on location largely in the halls and quadrangles of King’s College, Cambridge including interiors in the college’s chapel, where Forster was educated and later returned as a Fellow. The other interiors were primarily shot at Wilbury Park, a Palladian house in Wiltshire.

What is the film Maurice about?

In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive’s feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive’s reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend’s servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves).

Do Clive and Maurice end up together?

Their relationship continues for several years until Clive falls out of love with Maurice and insists his past words were the mistakes of youth. Clive marries a woman named Anne and pursues a career in politics, leaving Maurice devastated.


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