By John Galsworthy
(226 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 222
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”A social satire of epic proportions and one that does not suffer by comparison with Thackeray`s Vanity Fair...the whole comedy of manners, convincing both in its fidelity to life and as a work of art.`` (The New York Times)Publisher's Description:
The classic tale of a wealthy English family-and a jealous husband who will stop at nothing to gain dominion over his bride. The first installment of the critically acclaimed Forsyte Saga introduces the Forsyte clan and their endlessly fascinating intrigues. Author John Galsworthy`s take on the constricted roles of women within the confines of marriage casts an unforgiving light on traditional courtship while rendering otherwise common domestic dramas in the luscious, indelible prose that would establish him as one of English literature`s brightest luminaries. Upon acquainting the reader with the sprawling Forsyte dynasty, Galsworthy narrows his focus to the relationship between Soames Forsyte, a wealthy solicitor, and his stunning wife, Irene. Determined to keep Irene for himself, Soames slowly narrows his wife`s social circle before convincing her to move to a countryside home. And [...]Categories: Historical Fiction, Literary
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