Autor: John Galsworthy
ISBN-13: 9780199549894
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 872
Gewicht: 609 g
Format: 193x129x47 mm
Sprache: Englisch
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. This, the only critical edition of Galsworthy's popular masterpiece, contains detailed notes which are vital to the saga, explaining particularly the contemporary artistic and literary allusions, and slang of the time.
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 beautiful but 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 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.
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Autor: John Galsworthy
Editiert von: Geoffrey Harvey
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) stammte selbst aus wohlhabendem bürgerlichem Hause. Er war seit 1890 als Advokat tätig und schrieb daneben zahlreiche Romane, Erzählungen und Dramen. Berühmt geworden mit seiner 'Forsyte Saga', erhielt er 1932 den Literatur-Nobelpreis.

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Autor: John Galsworthy
ISBN-13 :: 9780199549894
ISBN: 0199549893
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2008
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 609g
Seiten: 872
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 193x129x47 mm