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The Forsyte Saga

by John Galsworthy
Editor Geoffrey Harvey

Oxford University Press | November 7, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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The three novels which make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commerical upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Soames Forsyte is the brilliantly portrayed central figure, a Victorian who outlives the age, and whose baffled passion for his beautiful but unresponsive wife Irene reverberates throughout the saga. Written with both compassion and ironic detachment, Galsworthy''s masterly narrative examines not only the family''s fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women in an intensely competitive male world. Above all, Galsworthy is concerned with the conflict at the heart of English culture between the soulless materialism of wealth and property and the humane instincts of love, beauty, and art.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 912 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.65 in

Published: November 7, 2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0199549893

ISBN - 13: 9780199549894

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The Forsyte Saga

by John Galsworthy
Editor Geoffrey Harvey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 912 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.65 in

Published: November 7, 2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0199549893

ISBN - 13: 9780199549894

About the Book

The three novels which make up The Forsyte Saga 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. This is the only critical edition of the work available, with Notes that explain contemporary artistic and literary allusions and define the slang of the time.

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The three novels which make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commerical upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Soames Forsyte is the brilliantly portrayed central figure, a Victorian who outlives the age, and whose baffled passion for his beautiful but unresponsive wife Irene reverberates throughout the saga. Written with both compassion and ironic detachment, Galsworthy''s masterly narrative examines not only the family''s fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women in an intensely competitive male world. Above all, Galsworthy is concerned with the conflict at the heart of English culture between the soulless materialism of wealth and property and the humane instincts of love, beauty, and art.

About the Author

Geoffrey Harvey is Senior Lecturer in English at Reading University. He is also the editor of Trollope''s Mr Scarborough''s Family, The Bertrams, and Marion Fay in World''s Classics.
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