Annotation Well-known as a playwright and novelist, John Galsworthy was also a passionate patriot and supporter of Britain during World War I. Although he himself was too old to engage in active combat, he volunteered the use of his family estate to be used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers, and he helped the war effort by penning an array of stories and essays with pro-British themes. Another Sheaf is the second of two such collections of Galsworthy's wartime work.
Annotation One of the most prolific and respected authors of the early twentieth century, John Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. Although not as well-known as the five novels that comprise his enduringly popular Forsyte Saga, Beyond displays Galsworthy's fiction-writing prowess at its best.
Annotation The keen insight and multidimensional characters that enliven the works of English novelist John Galsworthy, such as The Forsyte Saga, are also brought to bear in The Dark Flower. This emotionally gripping tale focuses on the intertwined fates of four women, each of whom is facing a critical juncture in her life.
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Annotation John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga collects together three novels and two interludes, all published between 1906 and 1921. Not far removed from their farming history, the members of an upper-middle-class British family are painfully aware of being "new money". As a "man of property", Soames Forsyte's abilities bring him material wealth, but they grant him no quarter in the happiness stakes.
Annotation Famed English playwright and novelist John Galworthy, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932, first gained critical and popular acclaim for a series of novels and short stories called The Forsyte Saga, which followed multiple generations of a nouveau riche family of aristocrats. Fraternity focuses on the intricate dynamics of family relationships and romantic entanglements, rendered in Galsworthy's inimitably nuanced style. Joseph Conrad, himself considered a master of prose, described the experience of reading the book as a kind of pilgrimage, "a long and breathless ascent on a commanding summit in view of the promised land."
Annotation Best known for works such as the epic series The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy was one of the first writers of the early twentieth century to cast a sharp, satirical eye on the misdeeds and hypocrisies of the British upper class. The Patrician is another of Galsworthy's tales in this vein, delving into the motivations and machinations that underlie the august Milton family.