E.M. Forster's Maurice is a novel of love, hopelessness, and, in the end, a quiet triumph. The prose is magnificent and the story compelling. True to the author's evident design, the eponymous character does little to ingratiate himself to the reader until well into the novel, but in the end redeems himself through decency, courage, and commitment. Maurice was written between 1913 and 1914, but, because of the subject matter, remained unpublished for nearly 60 years. It rolls a definite ⚅.