The Forsyte Saga is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of an upper-middle-class British family. Only a few generations removed from their farmer ancestors, the family members are keenly aware of their status as new money. The main character, Soames Forsyte, sees himself as a man of property, by virtue of his ability to accumulate material possessions-but this does not succeed in bringing him pleasure. - Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This is the uniform title for Galsworthy's The Man of Property, In Chancery, and To Let, available as a Forsyte Saga threesome in several paperback editions, of which this one is the cheapest. Galsworthy wrote the The Man of Property in 1906, looking back from his Edwardian desk at a thriving upper-middle class London family in full Victorian flower. Character, the choices the Forsytes make in seeking to rule their destinies, the consequences that unfold , the power-or failure-of an individual to change, are at the heart of this saga, although the first novel stood alone until after World War I, when the prolific Galsworthy returned to the Forsytes for the subsequent five volumes, all published in the 1920s. My favorite saga.-Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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February 01, 2007
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