Authors of the era Live
The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
Dubliners by James Joyce
My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Delia Blanchflower by Mary Augusta Ward
Maurice by E.M. Forster
Although this novel wasn’t published until 1971 after Forster’s death, the English novelist wrote it in 1913-1914. It follows a young man named Maurice Hall who engages in a secret relationship with friend and school mate Clive Durham. The novel examines English attitudes toward same-sex love, as well the unfortunate lengths people went to conceal or repress their feelings. In Downton Abbey, these issues are explored through the character of Thomas Barrow, the underbutler, who experiences everything from acceptance to harsh judgement from those who know of his homosexual orientation.
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