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John Galsworthy

Full Name: John Galsworthy
Gender: Male
Hometown: Kingston, Surrey
Born: 1867-08-14
Died: 1933-01-31
Number of Works: 186
John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.

In addition to his prolific literary status, Galsworthy was also a renowned social activist. He was an outspoken advocate for the women's suffrage movement, prison reform and animal rights. Galsworthy was the president of PEN, an organization that sought to promote international cooperation through literature.

John Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 "for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga."

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ISBN: 0192838628, 9780192838629
Keywords: saga, forsyte
Pages: 912
Published: 1922
  • Rating: 80%

This monumental trilogy by the Nobel Prize-winning author chronicles the lives of three generations of an upper-middle-class London family obsessed with money and respectability. The Forsyte Saga enormously influenced views held by Americans and Europeans of Victorian and Edwardian life and it remains an excellent contribution to social history and literary art.
ISBN: 185326217X, 9781853262173
Keywords: saga, forsyte, property, man
Pages: 364
Published: 1906
  • Rating: 80%

The most prized item in Soames Forstye's collection of beautiful things is his wife, the enigmatic Irene. But when she falls in love with Bosinney, a penniless architect who utterly rejects the Forsyte values, their affair touches off a series of events which can only end in disgrace and disaster. John Galsworthy tackles his theme of the demise of the upper-middle classes with irony and compassion.
ISBN: 0141186836, 9780141186832
Keywords: volume, saga, forsyte
Pages: 864
Published: 1920
  • Rating: 80%

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. Soames Forsyte is the brilliantly portrayed central figure, a Victorian who outlives the age, and whose baffled passion for his beautiful but unresponsive wife Irene reverberates throughout the saga. Written with both compassion and ironic detachment, Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only the family's fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women in an intensely competi
ISBN: 1853262269, 9781853262265
Keywords: saga, forsyte
Pages: 254
Published: 1921
  • Rating: 80%

To Let, the final volume of the Forsyte trilogy, chronicles the continuing feuds of the two factions within the troubled Forsyte family. The shadow of the past returns to haunt the lives of a new generation, as Irene's son Jon falls in love with Soames's daughter Fleur with tragic consequences.
ISBN: 0141186844, 9780141186849
Keywords: flowering, wilderness, over, river, waiting, maid, forsyte, chronicles, volume, chapter
Pages: 816
Published: 1933
  • Rating: 80%

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. Soames Forsyte is the brilliantly portrayed central figure, a Victorian who outlives the age, and whose baffled passion for his beautiful but unresponsive wife Irene reverberates throughout the saga. Written with both compassion and ironic detachment, Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only the family's fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women in an intensely competi
ISBN: 1589634195, 9781589634190
Keywords: song, swan
Pages: 372
Published: 1928
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1589635817, 9781589635814
Keywords: spoon, silver
Pages: 332
Published: 1926
  • Rating: 80%

Fleur and Michael Mont entertain the glittering society characters of the day in their new, elegant, and fashionable house. As always, Fleur’s father—Soames Forsyte—is constantly by the side of his daughter, spoiling and watching over her. But London after the war is a place of carefree attitudes that are alarming and baffling to old Soames. Just when he thinks he is protecting his daughter, he finds himself triggering a major social scandal.