The Forsyte Saga
"Man of Property", "In Chancery", "To Let" Volume 1
By (author) John Galsworthy
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Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
Book DescriptionThe Forsyte Saga is the first part of John Galsworthy's magnificent, well-loved Forsyte Chronicles, which trace the changing fortunes of the wealthy Forsyte dynasty through fifty years of material triumph and emotional disaster. The Forsyte Saga begins as the nineteenth century is drawing to a close, and the upper middle classes, with their property and propriety, are becoming a dying section of society. The Forsytes are blind to this fact, clinging to their conventions and 'brilliant respectability'. As dignified Soames Forsyte struggles to uphold the old moral code in the face of the social revolution resulting from the Great War, his wife Irene's extraordinary beauty causes even more disruption. The bitter feud between them comes to split the Forsyte family for two generations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141184180
(198mm x 129mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Galsworthy
Island Pharisees, Paperback (July 2010)
Galsworthy's first novel was also the one he came to define as his most important, and it set the template in style and content for all his subsequent work. Galsworthy wrote the novel as a wide-ranged traveller returned home, prepared to confront the entrenched and self-serving moneyed elite.
Forsyte Saga, Paperback (July 2008)
The three novels which make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commerical upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. This, the only critical edition of Galsworthy's popular masterpiece, contains detailed notes which are vital to the saga, explaining particularly the contemporary artistic and literary allusions, and slang of the time.
Dark Flower, Paperback (May 2008)
Within a dozen pages, Galsworthy establishes his mastery of compelling narrative and sketches an irresistible plot. It is the kind of book one can devour in a single day. Much of Galsworthy s achievement lies in the mixture of pathos and humour which he derives from characters little able to express their feelings.
Flowering Wilderness, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by John Galsworthy
A stirring and compulsive story that pits family and a dark past against the passions of ardent love
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Author Biography - John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy(4 August 1867 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works includeThe Forsyte Saga(1906 1921) and its sequels, A Modern ComedyandEnd of the Chapter. He won theNobel Prize in Literaturein 1932."
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