The Forsyte Saga

Paperback | November 7, 2008

byJohn GalsworthyEditorGeoffrey Harvey

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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 beautifulbut 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 withthe conflict at the heart of English culture between the soulless materialism of wealth and property and the humane instincts of love, beauty, and art.

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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 beautifulbut unresponsive wife Irene reverberates th...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:912 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.65 inPublished:November 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199549893

ISBN - 13:9780199549894

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