The Forsyte Saga
This novel is not one book, but six. "The Man of Property" begins in 1886, at the engagement party of young June Forsyte and a Bohemian architect, Philip Bosinney. Almost all the Forsytes (whom Galsworthy describes as a “species” of wealthy Englishman) are present. There are the mid-Victorian “old Forsytes”, the “younger Forsytes” who are Late-Victorian, who have inherited incomes and property. The predominant character, Soames Forsyte, is unhappily married to an enigmatic, beautiful woman, Irene, whose friendship with Bosinney, along with Soames’ possessiveness, becomes a tragic love affair. It begins a family feud throughout the Saga, ravaging the lives of many, including the next generation. This is much more than a love story, but a brilliant study of Victorian, Edwardian and post-war manners. Soames is the most constant character and one either loves or hates him for his beliefs and actions. This is also true of Irene, whose character is still being debated today.--Submitted by Gwynhwyfar
Recent Forum Posts on The Forsyte Saga
Quizzes on John Galsworthy
No quizzes available to take yet.
Please submit a quiz here.
Related links for John Galsworthy
Here is where you find links to related content on this site or other sites, possibly including full books or essays about John Galsworthy written by other authors featured on this site.
Sorry, no links available.
|Art of Worldly Wisdom Daily|
In the 1600s, Balthasar Gracian, a jesuit priest wrote 300 aphorisms on living life called "The Art of Worldly Wisdom." Join our newsletter below and read them all, one at a time.
Shakespeare wrote over 150 sonnets! Join our Sonnet-A-Day Newsletter and read them all, one at a time.