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John Galsworthy (1867–1933)

Autor(a) de The Forsyte Saga

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About the Author

At age 28, after a gentlemanly education at Harrow and Oxford, and a training at law, Galsworthy settled into simultaneous careers as a novelist and a playwright. The Silver Box, Galsworthy's first successful drama, was staged in 1906, the year he published the first volume of what was to become mostrar mais The Forsyte Saga. His one-word titles - Justice (1910), Strife (1909), Loyalties (1922)---suggest the nature of Galsworthy's artistic ambition: to generalize a social indictment, keeping faith with the objective methods of naturalism. In each, Galsworthy favors an austere irony and unresolvable situations, and balanced moral positions are displayed in the cabinetwork of "well-made" playwrighting. Reputed to have led to reforms in its time, his realism today seems contrived to produce aesthetic distance and a sense of resignation that is precisely what contemporary political dramatists strain hardest to avoid. Not surprisingly, critics have come away from revivals with the sense that (especially in his spare language) Galsworthy anticipates Harold Pinter rather than more socially engaged playwrights. Galsworthy wrote novels and plays alternately throughout his life. His masterwork, The Forsyte Saga, begun in 1906 and finished in 1928, and consisting of six separate novels and two linking interludes, is the most famous example of the sequence novel in English literature. It is a study of the property sense, the possessive spirit, in different individuals and generations of English middle-class society. He also completed a second trilogy dealing with the Forsyte family, called A Modern Comedy (1928). His last trilogy, a study of the Charwell family, is called End of the Chapter (1933). Galsworthy's later years brought him many honors, including the presidency of P.E.N. and honorary degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, and several other universities. After World War I, he was offered a knighthood, which he refused. He did, however, accept the Order of Merit in 1929, and in 1932 he was awarded the Nobel Prize. He was, however, too ill to attend the Nobel ceremony and died within two months of receiving the award. Although his posthumous reputation had waned, the centenary of his death, in 1967, brought a re-creation of The Forsyte Saga on British and American television in serial form. Interest in him skyrocketed, and the Forsyte novels again became bestsellers. With new popularity came fresh critical analysis. Pamela Hansford Johnson called The Forsyte Saga "a work of profound social insight and patchy psychological insight" (N.Y. Times). His critical writings include The Inn of Tranquility: Studies and Essays (1911) and Author and Critic. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga (1922) 2,497 exemplares
The Man of Property (1906) 1,036 exemplares
In Chancery (1920) 520 exemplares
To Let (1921) 483 exemplares
A Modern Comedy (1929) 466 exemplares
Swan Song (1928) 339 exemplares
The White Monkey (1924) 320 exemplares
End of the Chapter (1934) 311 exemplares
The Silver Spoon (1926) 288 exemplares
Maid In Waiting (1931) 220 exemplares
Flowering Wilderness (1932) 204 exemplares
Over The River (1933) 190 exemplares
The Forsyte Saga / A Modern Comedy (1922) 146 exemplares
On Forsyte 'Change (1930) 132 exemplares
The Country House (1907) 99 exemplares
The Dark Flower (1913) 83 exemplares
The Patrician (1900) 82 exemplares
Caravan (1633) 72 exemplares
Beyond (1917) 66 exemplares
The Silver Spoon and Passers By (1929) 65 exemplares
The Island Pharisees (1926) 53 exemplares
Fraternity (1909) 53 exemplares
In Chancery, and Awakening. (1969) 48 exemplares
Strife (1909) 41 exemplares
The Apple Tree (1918) 39 exemplares
The Plays of John Galsworthy (1929) 39 exemplares
Forsytein taru. 1 (1922) 34 exemplares
Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1918) 34 exemplares
Five Tales (1777) 33 exemplares
Villa Rubein (1900) 32 exemplares
Awakening (1920) 31 exemplares
Justice (1910) 30 exemplares
The Freelands (1915) 29 exemplares
Two Forsyte Interludes (1927) 28 exemplares
Plays (1909) 28 exemplares
Loyalties (1922) 26 exemplares
The Silver Box (1906) 25 exemplares
Saint's progress (1919) 25 exemplares
The First and the Last (1918) 23 exemplares
Representative plays (1924) 20 exemplares
The Apple Tree and Other Stories (1988) 20 exemplares
The Skin Game (1920) 20 exemplares
The Mob (1914) 19 exemplares
Jocelyn (1898) 19 exemplares
Escape (1926) 16 exemplares
The Fugitive (1913) 16 exemplares
The Pigeon (1912) 16 exemplares
The Burning Spear (1950) 13 exemplares
The Little Man (1915) 13 exemplares
Three Novels of Love (1929) 12 exemplares
Exiled (1929) 12 exemplares
A Bit o' Love (1915) 12 exemplares
Three Novels of Society (1929) 12 exemplares
Thr Eldest Son (1912) 11 exemplares
Captures (1925) 11 exemplares
Six Short Plays (1926) 11 exemplares
The Roof (1929) 10 exemplares
A Family Man (1921) 10 exemplares
Joy (1907) 10 exemplares
Windows (1922) 10 exemplares
Plays (Second Series) (1913) 9 exemplares
The Little Dream (1911) 9 exemplares
Forsytes, Pendyces and others (1925) 9 exemplares
Another sheaf (2010) 8 exemplares
The Inn of Tranquillity (1916) 8 exemplares
Tatterdemalion (2011) 8 exemplares
Worshipful society (1932) 7 exemplares
Soames and the Flag (1930) 7 exemplares
Works of John Galsworthy (2008) 6 exemplares
A Motley (1910) 6 exemplares
A Sheaf (2007) 6 exemplares
Candelabra (1932) 5 exemplares
The Foundations (1917) 5 exemplares
Old English (1924) 5 exemplares
A commentary (2022) 5 exemplares
Plays : Third Series (1914) 5 exemplares
Censorship And Art (2004) 5 exemplares
Ex Libris John Galsworthy (1933) 5 exemplares
Stoik (2016) 4 exemplares
Förmöget folk : Bojor (1986) 4 exemplares
Passers By (1927) 4 exemplares
Collected Works (2007) 4 exemplares
The Show (1925) 4 exemplares
Memories (1933) 4 exemplares
Die letzte Karte. Novellen (1929) 3 exemplares
A Silent Wooing (1929) 3 exemplares
Obras escogidas (1967) 3 exemplares
Four Short Plays (2012) 3 exemplares
Defeat (1921) 3 exemplares
Galsworthy: Five Plays (1999) 3 exemplares
Hall-Marked (1921) 3 exemplares
The Sun (1921) 3 exemplares
The Forest (1924) 3 exemplares
Punch and Go (1921) 3 exemplares
Новеллы 2 exemplares
Bojor Forsytesagan 2 exemplares
Die Fehde. Vier Erzählungen (1938) 2 exemplares
Att Hyra Forsytesagan 2 exemplares
Moods, Songs and Doggerels (2011) 2 exemplares
Uncollected Forsyte (1986) 2 exemplares
Ten famous plays. (1976) 2 exemplares
[unidentified works] 2 exemplares
A Man of Devon (1901) 2 exemplares
Meistererzählungen (1984) 2 exemplares
Plays Sixth Series (1926) 2 exemplares
Four Forsyte Stories 2 exemplares
HThe IForsyte saga 1 exemplar
Denkwürdige Tage 1 exemplar
Os novos Forsyte 1 exemplar
Venkovské sídlo 1 exemplar
Ancella 1 exemplar
Landa in fiore. 1 exemplar
Jenseits. (1966) 1 exemplar
Three tales 1 exemplar
Mai presus iubirea 1 exemplar
FORSYTE SAGA VOL1 1 exemplar
O Proprietário 1 exemplar
FORSYTE SAGA VOL2 1 exemplar
Broederschap (1909) 1 exemplar
Plays of, The 1 exemplar
The Juryman 1 exemplar
FORSYTE SAGA VOL3 1 exemplar
Hand to Earth 1 exemplar
Die forsyie saga 1 exemplar
FLOAREA INTUNECATA 1 exemplar
Studies and Essays (2008) 1 exemplar
On expression 1 exemplar
Meisternovellen 1 exemplar
Strife and Other Plays (2008) 1 exemplar
Author and Critic (1976) 1 exemplar
Forsytein taru. 2 1 exemplar
Glimpses & Reflections (1937) 1 exemplar
Gesammelte Werke 1 exemplar
Forsyte Saga, D7 1 exemplar
Flor sombria 1 exemplar
Floarea întunecată (2012) 1 exemplar
Forsytein taru 1 exemplar
Opere 1 exemplar
Ten Best Plays (1976) 1 exemplar
Quality [short story] (1927) 1 exemplar
The bells of peace 1 exemplar
Dincolo 1 exemplar

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Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
The Scribner Treasury: 22 Classic Tales (1952) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
More Stories to Remember, Volume II (1958) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Laurel British Drama: The Twentieth Century (1965) — Contribuidor, algumas edições88 exemplares
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Traveller's Library (1933) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
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The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
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The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2005) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Forsythe Saga [1967 TV mini series] (1967) — Original Novels / Interludes — 36 exemplares
Forsyte Saga: The Complete Series (2002) — Original book — 35 exemplares
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
A Treasury of the Theatre: From Henrik Ibsen to Eugène Ionesco (1960) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Trader Horn: the Ivory Coast in the earlies (1928) — Prefácio, algumas edições22 exemplares
Cuentos de amor victorianos (2004) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Murder at the Races (1995) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Love Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Contemporary Drama: European, English and Irish, American Plays (1941) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Great Short Novels of the World (1927) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Contemporary Drama: Nine Plays, American, English, European, (1941) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Late Victorian plays, 1890-1914 (1968) 13 exemplares
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Mystery in the Mainstream: An Anthology of Literary Crimes (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
More Stories to Remember, Volume IV (1958) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Fiction Goes to Court (1954) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Gift Book (1915) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Story Survey (1953) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
An introduction to drama (1951) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Thirteen Short Stories (1968) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Galsworthy Reader (1967) 4 exemplares
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Johan Bojer, the man and his works (1974) — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
The Reviewer, Volume II, Number 4 (January, 1922) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Best Legal Stories — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Best Crime Stories 3 (1968) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
50 seltsame Geschichten — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Rosemary — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Galsworthy, John
Outros nomes
Sinjohn, John (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
1867-08-14
Data de falecimento
1933-01-31
Localização do túmulo
Cremated
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Causa da morte
brain tumor
Locais de residência
Bury, West Sussex, England, UK
Educação
New College, Oxford University (BA|1889)
Harrow School
Saugeen
Ocupações
novelist
dramatist
playwright
barrister
Organizações
Lincoln's Inn (1890)
International PEN Club
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1932)

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Críticas

Enjoyable insofar as it gives me more insight in the characters from tv-series The Forsyte Saga (2002), which are all relatively flat. This novel is the first of three books upon which the series is based. I love how the book tries to explain the emotions and considerations of all characters (and it turns out there are even more Forsyte family members than appear in the television series) involved in the plot. Galsworthy occasionally goes of into a philosophical rant about the London fog, leaves on trees, or the mysteries of human nature. These tangents are hard for me to follow. Another reason the book is difficult to read is that parts of the plot are communicated implicitly to the reader, by characters alluding to events in the most circumspect manner possible -- the characters being British and Victorian and true Forsytes. I've not decided whether I will continue with book 2. On the one hand, the book feels like bonus material for one of my favorite costume dramas. On the other hand, the writing style is not superenjoyable.… (mais)
 
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jd7h | 20 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
This book starts out very slow. A snooty British family, wealthy elites but not aristocratic, more upper-middle class than upper-class, is having issues because one of the girls in the family is engaged to a young architect. The architect is hired to build a house for the girl's uncle, and winds up having an affair with the uncle's young, pretty wife. The story starts out in the late 1800's and society is starting to change towards a world of expanded women's rights and a less rigid class structure, so while the older members of the Forsyte family react with the expected horror and disgust their class ought to feel for scandalous entanglements, the younger members of the family are not so convinced.
Over the next few years even more scandalous things happen, and at the same time the world around the Forsytes is changing more rapidly.
This was a long novel, and it felt long for the first 300-400pgs, but the second half was well paced and engaging. I liked the way this book explored how much society changed over the decades leading into WW1. This book was in fact first published just at the end of WW1, so the book's characters can have no real idea how much their world would be changing once the Great Depression and WW2 had their effects.
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JBarringer | 41 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Very good condition. Lettered in Gilt on Spine $25
 
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susangeib | 6 outras críticas | Jun 28, 2023 |
Perhaps 3½ stars. Very well written as shown by the fact that Galsworthy managed to change my feelings about Soames from dislike bordering on hatred to sympathetic understanding in this first novel of "The Modern Comedy" but I missed the grand sweep of the family connections. This entry in The Forsyte Chronicles focuses almost exclusively on Soames & Fleur and a new couple called Bickett. Some of the other members of the Forsyte clan made fleeting appearances (such as June swooping in and enlightening Michael about Fleur's passion for her cousin Jon and then never appearing again). I hope that we see some more of the other branches of the family in the next installment!

… (mais)
 
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leslie.98 | 10 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Obras
303
Also by
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Membros
10,526
Popularidade
#2,264
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
193
ISBN
1,327
Línguas
18
Marcado como favorito
25

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