Clergyman Michael Strangway is an all-too-rare example of a man of the cloth who is deeply devoted to his work and passionate about helping others. But when tragedy strikes close to home, he finds himself torn between doing the right thing and doing the thing that his heart desires most. And when the townspeople get wind of Strangway's dilemma, a scandal starts to brew.
2) The Fugitive
John Galsworthy emerged as one of the most popular British dramatists and fiction writers of the earliest twentieth century, creating works such as the enduring popular Forsyte Saga, which consisted of a series of interlinked novels and short stories. Although Galsworthy is best remembered for his novels, he was also famed as a playwright. The Fugitive gained attention in its day as a gripping work of suspense and realism.
Well-known as a playwright and novelist, John Galsworthy was also a passionate patriot and supporter of Britain during World War I. Although he himself was too old to engage in active combat, he volunteered the use of his family estate to be used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers, and he helped the war effort by penning an array of stories and essays with pro-British themes. Another Sheaf is the second of two such collections of...
One of the most prolific and respected authors of the early twentieth century, John Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. Although not as well-known as the five novels that comprise his enduringly popular Forsyte Saga, Beyond displays Galsworthy's fiction-writing prowess at its best.
John Galsworthy published numerous volumes of poetry over the course of his lengthy literary career, and his talent for lyrical turns of phrase is evident in every tale brought together in the collection Villa Rubein and Other Stories. The title story centers on painter Alois Harz, who finds himself falling head over heels in love with a young woman on holiday when he least expects it. But circumstances beyond his control—and a dark...
Famed English playwright and novelist John Galworthy, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932, first gained critical and popular acclaim for a series of novels and short stories called The Forsyte Saga, which followed multiple generations of a nouveau riche family of aristocrats. Fraternity focuses on the intricate dynamics of family relationships and romantic entanglements, rendered in Galsworthy's inimitably nuanced style....
English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy was one of the most acclaimed writers of his time, and his fan base has continued to expand in the years since his death as new generations of readers discover his work. The Country House touches on many same themes that Galsworthy's best-known works explore, including the tribulations facing a new class of landed gentry in nineteenth-century England.
The keen insight and multidimensional characters that enliven the works of English novelist John Galsworthy, such as The Forsyte Saga, are also brought to bear in The Dark Flower. This emotionally gripping tale focuses on the intertwined fates of four women, each of whom is facing a critical juncture in her life.
Originally published under a pseudonym, the wickedly satirical novel The Burning Spear is John Galsworthy's send-up of the utter strangeness of life in wartime. Protagonist John Lavender works himself up into a patriotic frenzy, leaves behind the comforts of his quiet life and home, and sets forth on a quixotic quest to seek adventure and honor.
10) The Freelands
Many of John Galsworthy's novels and plays discuss issues of social justice, and in the 1915 novel The Freelands, he turns his attention to the emergence of an agricultural revolution in England and its profound class implications. At the same time, the work has happier themes as well, including an abiding love for and copious descriptions of the English countryside and several blossoming romances among the young residents of the area.
11) Saint's Progress
Set against the backdrop of World War I, this emotionally engaging novel from John Galsworthy examines the role of religion and spirituality in a modern world that seems consumed by destruction. Clergyman Edward Pierson, a kind and gentle soul, finds himself struggling against the strictures of dogma.
Throughout his life, playwright and novelist John Galsworthy had a keen interest in the notion of imprisonment and confinement, and as an adult, he devoted a great deal of his focus to advocating for the humane treatment of prisoners. These themes bleed into his creative work in the 1910 play Justice, which addresses the problems with England's criminal justice system on both a practical and a philosophical level.
13) Five Tales
Beloved as the creator of the series of novels known as the Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy also dabbled in fictional forms that were less epic in scope. This collection of sketches and short works of fiction offer a less intimidating introduction to Galsworthy for confirmed fans and curious new readers alike.
British novelist John Galsworthy is regarded as a literary figure of key importance because his work reflects the transition from the strict social mores of the Victorian era to the more modern sensibility that began to emerge in the Edwardian period. This engaging collection of essays, vignettes and observations spans topics ranging from social justice issues to censorship.
One-time winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, John Galsworthy is best known as a prolific novelist and playwright who created the sweeping historical epic series known as the Forsyte Saga. The Inn of Tranquility collects a representative cross-section of his work, including short stories, essays, and autobiographical recollections.
16) The Patrician
Best known for works such as the epic series The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy was one of the first writers of the early twentieth century to cast a sharp, satirical eye on the misdeeds and hypocrisies of the British upper class. The Patrician is another of Galsworthy's tales in this vein, delving into the motivations and machinations that underlie the august Milton family.
Renowned British novelist and playwright John Galsworthy tackles the issue of World War I in the moving stories and sketches collected in Tatterdemalion. Half of the tales describe different aspects of wartime, and half describe the process of getting back on track once peace has been declared. With a cast of characters ranging from front-line soldiers to elderly volunteers, these stories offer an insightful look into one of the most chaotic...
19) The Forsyte Saga
John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga collects together three novels and two interludes, all published between 1906 and 1921. Not far removed from their farming history, the members of an upper-middle-class British family are painfully aware of being "new money". As a "man of property", Soames Forsyte's abilities bring him material wealth, but they grant him no quarter in the happiness stakes.
To Let is the concluding novel in John Galsworthy's beloved series The Forsyte Saga. Blissfully unaware of their shared families' sordid histories, a pair of second cousins who are descendents of different branches of the Forsyte family fall in love at first sight. Will they be able to make it work, despite the baggage of generations of failed Forsyte romances, or will fate conspire against them?