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The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property (1)
John Galsworthy

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Headline
Page Extent : 384
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780755340859
Price : 520

About the book

London of the 1880s: The Forsyte family is gathered - gloves, waistcoats, feathers and frocks - to celebrate the engagement of young June Forstye to an architect, Philip Bosinney. The family are intrigued but wary of this stranger in their midst, who they nickname 'the Buccaneer'. Amongst those present are Soames Forsyte and his beautiful wife Irene - his most prized possession. With that meeting a chain of heartbreaking and tragic events is set in motion that will split the family to the very core...


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Still a terrific read, a satisfying, long, absorbing family story...which knocks spots off its pale imitators>
THE FORSYTE SAGA was such a cracking good story...compulsive, as well as very modern and outrageous>
Just because they were set in a world of frock-coats and ornate drawing rooms, we should not be blind to their modern dilemmas... the satire is sharp, the dialogue, elegant and witty, and the characterisation - dazzling>
Praise for THE FORSYTE SAGA: 'An immortal achievement...it is, at all levels, readability itself>
     
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John Galsworthy was born on August 14 1867 in Surrey and came from an established wealthy family. Called to the Bar in 1890 he soon decided to abandon law and turn to writing. THE FORSYTE SAGA is h...(+)

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