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The nine novels which make up The Forsyte Chronicles -- one of the most popular and enduring works of 20th century literature -- chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women. The author has drawn a fascinating and accurately detailed picture of the British ...
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Overview

The nine novels which make up The Forsyte Chronicles -- one of the most popular and enduring works of 20th century literature -- chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women. The author has drawn a fascinating and accurately detailed picture of the British propertied class.

Often incorrectly called The Forsyte Saga - the nine novel sequence properly known as The Forstye Chronicles contains three trilogies- of which the first trilogy is The Forsyte Saga (The Man of Property - In Chancery- To Let). The second trilogy- A Modern Comedy (The White Monkey- The Silver Spoon- Swan Song) is followed by the third and concluding trilogy- End of the Chapter (Maid in Waiting- Flowering Wilderness- One More River).

Michael Mont is succeeding in his public life in Parliament, but holds grave doubts about his private life and his wife, Fleur. Fleur's original love, Jon Forsyte, her cousin and the son of her father's ex-wife, returns to England where a meeting is inevitable. Fleur's undying love for Jon is disclosed. Other members of the Forsyte family are included in this imminently readable saga.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589634190
  • Publisher: Press Holdings International
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 607,711
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I
I. Initiation of the Canteen 3
II. On the 'Phone 12
III. Home-Coming 20
IV. Soames Goes Up to Town 26
V. Jeopardy 36
VI. Snuffbox 43
VII. Michael Has Qualms 54
VIII. Secret 61
IX. Rencounter 69
X. After Lunch 75
XI. Perambulation 81
XII. Private Feelings 89
XIII. Soames in Waiting 98
Part II
I. Son of Sleeping Dove 109
II. Soames Goes Racing 117
III. The Two-Year-Olds 126
IV. In the Meads 136
V. Measles 148
VI. Forming a Committee 155
VII. Two Visits 170
VIII. The Jolly Accident 179
IX. But--Jon 187
X. That Thing and This Thing 193
XI. Converting the Slums 201
XII. Delicious Night 211
XIII. "Always" 221
Part III
I. Soames Gives Advice 231
II. Occupying the Mind 238
III. Possessing the Soul 245
IV. Talk in a Car 252
V. More Talk in a Car 258
VI. Soames Has Brain Waves 265
VII. To-morrow 277
VIII. Forbidden Fruit 285
IX. Aftermath 289
X. Bitter Apple 296
XI. "Great Forsyte" 302
XII. Driving On 314
XIII. Fires 325
XIV. Hush 338
XV. Soames Takes the Ferry 348
XVI. Full Close 354
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    Posted January 26, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    I wrote a real passionate review for this excellent book, the review concentrated on the hurts and pains passion brings to our lives. It was a really, really passionate review. I have accidentally deleted it, as if proving, that passion is something to be cautious about; something to stay away from to save one's heart and soul, to keep one further away from the dangers of fire of life.

    Sometimes it is not possible though.

    If you have read thus far in the story of the life of Forsyte family, this book is a must.

    Well, I am through with the second trilogy about Forsyte! What a great writing; what deep issues are discussed! The influence of politics and society onto the perception of life, love and property by people. Loads of feelings, psychological insights and simply LIFE as it was in 1920-es and is now, almost a 100 years later.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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