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One of his best-known books, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), depicts one of the first explicity gay characters in English Literature, Earl Strutwell, "notorious for a passion for his own sex".
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- David Leavitt, introduction to the Penguin edition of E M Forster's Maurice, page xxxii.