The Forsyte Saga

The Forsyte Saga

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by John Galsworthy, Geoffrey Harvey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192838628

ISBN-13: 9780192838629

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A brilliant social satire by Nobel Prize-winning author John Galsworthy, this monumental trilogy chronicles the lives of three generations of an upper-middle-class London family obsessed with money and respectability. The first book, The Man of Property, established Galsworthy's reputation as an author and keen observer of society. His masterly prose, always

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A brilliant social satire by Nobel Prize-winning author John Galsworthy, this monumental trilogy chronicles the lives of three generations of an upper-middle-class London family obsessed with money and respectability. The first book, The Man of Property, established Galsworthy's reputation as an author and keen observer of society. His masterly prose, always scorchingly accurate and often very funny, introduces Soames Forsyte, an avaricious man who sees everything -- including his rebellious trophy wife, Irene -- in terms of its value as a possession. The second book, In Chancery, recounts the Forsytes' stormy marriage, separation, and eventual divorce; To Let, the last of the trilogy, focuses on the children of the estranged couple. In addition to the three original novels, this edition also contains the connecting interludes, Indian Summer of a Forsyte and Awakening. For years, The Forsyte Saga had an enormous impact on American and European conceptions of Victorian and Edwardian life. Among the most popular literary classics of the twentieth century, this beautifully written book, with its heartbreaking character studies, remains an impressive contribution to social history and literary art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192838629
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 5.06(h) x 1.56(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Author's Prefaceiii
Forsyte Family Treex
Book I.The Man of Property
Part I
I'At Home' at Old Jolyon's1
IIOld Jolyon Goes to the Opera15
IIIDinner at Swithin's27
IVProjection of the House38
VA Forsyte Menage46
VIJames at Large51
VIIOld Jolyon's Peccadillo58
VIIIPlans of the House65
IXDeath of Aunt Ann71
Part II
IProgress of the House78
IIJune's Treat84
IIIDrive with Swithin90
IVJames Goes to See for Himself98
VSoames and Bosinney Correspond106
VIOld Jolyon at the Zoo118
VIIAfternoon at Timothy's123
VIIIDance at Roger's133
IXEvening at Richmond139
XDiagnosis of a Forsyte148
XIBosinney on Parole155
XIIJune Pays Some Calls159
XIIIPerfection of the House166
XIVSoames Sits on the Stairs172
Part III
IMrs. Macander's Evidence175
IINight in the Park184
IIIMeeting at the Botanical187
IVVoyage into the Inferno198
VThe Trial206
VISoames Breaks the News213
VIIJune's Victory221
VIIIBosinney's Departure227
IXIrene's Return234
Interlude: Indian Summer of a Forsyte238
Book II.In Chancery
Part I
IAt Timothy's277
IIExit a Man of the World284
IIISoames Prepares to Take Steps293
IVSoho297
VJames Sees Visions302
VINo-Longer-Young Jolyon at Home306
VIIThe Colt and the Filly314
VIIIJolyon Prosecutes Trusteeship318
IXVal Hears the News324
XSoames Entertains the Future330
XIAnd Visits the Past334
XIIOn Forsyte 'Change338
XIIIJolyon Finds Out Where He Is346
XIVSoames Discovers What He Wants351
Part II
IThe Third Generation353
IISoames Puts It to the Touch360
IIIVisit to Irene367
IVWhere Forsytes Fear to Tread371
VJolly Sits in Judgment377
VIJolyon in Two Minds383
VIIDartie Versus Dartie387
VIIIThe Challenge395
IXDinner at James's398
XDeath of the Dog Balthasar403
XITimothy Stays the Rot406
XIIProgress of the Case411
XIII'Here We Are Again!'415
XIVOutlandish Night423
Part III
ISoames in Paris425
IIIn the Web430
IIIRichmond Park432
IVOver the River437
VSoames Acts438
VIA Summer Day440
VIIA Summer Night446
VIIIJames in Waiting448
IXOut of the Web451
XPassing of an Age457
XISuspended Animation465
XIIBirth of a Forsyte470
XIIIJames is Told475
XIVHis478
Interlude: Awakening481
Book III.To Let
Part I
IEncounter499
IIFine Fleur Forsyte512
IIIAt Robin Hill517
IVThe Mausoleum523
VThe Native Heath530
VIJon537
VIIFleur540
VIIIIdyll on Grass545
IXGoya548
XTrio556
XIDuet560
XIICaprice565
Part II
IMother and Son572
IIFathers and Daughters576
IIIMeetings587
IVIn Green Street594
VPurely Forsyte Affairs598
VISoames's Private Life603
VIIJune Takes a Hand611
VIIIThe Bit Between the Teeth615
IXThe Fat in the Fire620
XDecision626
XITimothy Prophesies629
Part III
IOld Jolyon Walks638
IIConfession644
IIIIrene648
IVSoames Cogitates652
VThe Fixed Idea657
VIDesperate660
VIIEmbassy666
VIIIThe Dark Tune672
IXUnder the Oak-tree675
XFleur's Wedding677
XIThe Last of the Old Forsytes685

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The Forsyte Saga 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable reading, Very comparable to the War and Piece, brittish version of High Society saga
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hard to resist being caught up in the Forsythes lives, and why would anyone? First class depiction of life 100 years ago, and in aspects not too far removed from our own times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago