Maurice (1913) by E.M. Forster, tells the story of Maurice, a wealthy young man who knows from a young age of his sexual differences, though he does not completely understand them. When he goes to Cambridge, he meets another student, Clive Durham, with whom he falls in love. Their romance is tested by Edwardian morals, expectations for wealthy sons, and internalized and external homophobia.
My absolute favorite book of all time. Super romantic, easy to read, and the chapter that Maurice begins to realize he’s gay is one of my favorite things ever written.
(I am going to reblog some of the books that I personally love from my queer book recommendation tumblr).