The Forsyte Saga Author John Galsworthy Viral Kindle John Galsworthy w
The Forsyte Saga Author John Galsworthy Viral Kindle John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.In addition to his prolific literary status, Galsworthy was also a renowned social activist He was an outspoken advocate for the women s suffrage movement, prison reform and animal rights Galsworthy was the president of PEN, an organization that sought to promote international cooperation through literature.John Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga See also author show. 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 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 cThe 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 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 their 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 from the back cover. Popular Books The Forsyte Saga The first time I read this book I was going up the Amazon. I had just crossed the Atlantic with three friends on a yacht and got off in Fortaleza, Brazil. I thought this would be my one and only chance to see the Amazon so I stuffed a backpack full of the necesssaries, abandoned the rest and got a bus to Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. A month later having explored Belem, Santarem and a few other small places I found myself in Manaus, 1,000 miles up the Amazon. It took me a few weeks to sort out a guide I could afford as I didn't want to join a tourist party and although previously my travels had been on my own, I wanted to leave the towns, the river boats, roads and really penetrate the jungle and obviously I couldn't do that on my own. I was lucky enough to find an Indian who had been a tour guide but was now returning to his village on a lake several hundred miles away. He spoke English, Portuguese and Xingu and was happy, for a smallish fee, to take me along.And this is where the Forsyte Saga comes in. Travelling by small boat, bus, river boats and sometimes walking miles to reach another place on the red laterite road to get to another tributary and another boat, several days later we reached the village. During that journey there there had been long periods of just waiting while trees were chopped down to bypass huge potholes - ones big enough to have 6' Victoria Regina water lilies floating in them - and I read the only book I brought, the 800+ page Forsyte Saga. Despite it being a big book, it wasn't really heavy as the pages were tissue thin. Which was good, because as I read them I ripped them out and used them. Tissue indeed!Later in the village, which was about 40 houseboats and Indian houses on stilts spread out around a lake that took a motorboat over two hours to go around, I was shown the local variant of toilet tissue. It was a largish, quite thick leaf whose furriness made it very soft and when crushed it released a very soothing, slightly scented liquid, a natural body lotion. I did learn the name in Xingu but never in English. I wish I could remember what it was because it was so much nicer than any toilet tissue I have ever used and I would grow it in pots in the bathroom.So 5-stars to the Forsyte Saga for a brilliant story and being so damn useful in a time of great need.