The Forsyte Saga (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Forsyte Saga (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by John Galsworthy
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
The Forsyte Saga depicts the volatile mixture of love and money. The tartly rendered narrative of the Forsyte clan reveals both adultery and intrigue as it pins down the English national character. Translated into many languages and twice made into a

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
The Forsyte Saga depicts the volatile mixture of love and money. The tartly rendered narrative of the Forsyte clan reveals both adultery and intrigue as it pins down the English national character. Translated into many languages and twice made into a television miniseries, The Forsyte Saga has been admired ever since its completion in 1922.

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ISBN-13:
9781411468061
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
992
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author



John Galsworthy was born to a wealthy English commercial family in 1867. Initially trained as lawyer, he became a successful novelist and playwright who wrote over fifty works. He first achieved success as a writer with The Man of Property. Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. He died in 1933.

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The Forsyte Saga (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
kxross More than 1 year ago
There are plenty of recommendations and reviews for Galsworthy's classic family saga. Be guided by the ones which rate it highly. This is a great novel that focuses on the inner life to the characters rather than on the action. You won't regret reading it. The B&R Samizdat Express rendition has its problems. Each page has at one or more errors where words are not correct. The conversion to eBook was obviously not proof read. Encountering so many errors on the page detracts from the reading experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I met the Forsytes through a modern mini-series. Perhaps you did, too. That mini-series makes Irene the centre of attention, and therefore has to invent incidents and conversations. That said, the differences between screen and book probably made that a necessity. The book in fact makes the Forsytes the centre of attention, and is not at all chronological (in the way the mini-series is). In the book, you see Irene entirely through Forsyte eyes. And the book (and she) are all the more alluring for that. It is an effect that could not be realised on the screen, and yet another reason why great literature will always have to be read. It is a dark secret, known only to Soames, Irene, Jollyon and (briefly) Bossinney that binds this book, through three generations. I have often questioned the rightness of the ending of 'To Let', the third novel in the saga. But I can only have felt the same revulsion toward Soames, and thus his progeny. The fact is that life does not always have simplistic endings. There are inconquerable problems that sometimes make what seems obvious and perfect, utterly unobtainable. You will read and re-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do NOT purchase this ebook edition.  It was not properly "transcribed" and every page has spelling and punctuation issues.  Its very difficult to read because of the "printing" errors.   Its a great book, but buy a different edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many typo's' I couldn't get past the first few pages. It's a shame that an author can't get any kind of review because of the terrible editing.
Driversldy More than 1 year ago
If you were ever wondering about 19th century British upper middle class, this book is for you. The little details of each character is brought out, but not drawn out. You get into each character to see what make him/her tick: pride, hate, love, compassion, rage, jealousy and greed are just wonderfully exposed and felt as each one is explored. At the end, I even felt sorry for Soames, because he was a product of how he was raised. He was the only one, who could not see that what he wanted was mearly window dressing and appearances. He lived under a Victorian illusion of what his life truly was, and never quite understood until the very end that money cannot buy true love or happiness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a quick read. I recommend this novel to anyone who saw the new Masterpiece Theater version. The characters are extremely complex and fascinating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
galsworthy speaks the truth regarding life and human nature. many beautiful scenes involving the english country side. just read it and see for yourself. its a wonderful family drama
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful novel to read and re-read. Yes, there is a 2nd PBS presentation and it is very complimentary!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The bad reviews here are unwarranted and uncalled for. This book was ocrd, a very old book more than likely so rare only 2-3 copies exist. There is NO editing that can be done because this book was more than likely digitally scanned. The scanning process itself is complicated and if text is unreadable or not recognized, the weird misspellings and symbols come in. Instead of complainig, be grateful this work is preserved. These types of NEGATIVE reviews ought to be removed and their users banned from using review features as they have nothing to do with the book or the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing in this epic is masterful, engaging, substantive, and elegant. The story follows a family through three generations beginning in the late 1880s up the in 1920s. The characters are extremely well-developed and really come to life. The subtleties of the characters and the twisting lives of the Forsyte family are fascinating and makes for quite a page turner. I was hooked immediately. I recommend this book to people of all ages. I know that sometimes that novels taking place in this particular era can seem daunting for those of us who crave more modern, or action/adventure books, but there is no lack of excitement here. I urge you to give it a shot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gives you wonderful picture of the life and love in England of the Last Century.
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I so enjoy reading this excellent novel; but the text has so many errors in this ebook edition, reading can be frustrating.
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