The Forsyte Saga
by John Galsworthy
The Reprint Society, 1949, blue colour dipped top fore-edge, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears to edges, a little soiling to spine and back (see photographs)
"The Forsyte Saga is a large book. It is, in fact more than three books in one. It consists of The Man of Property, In Chancery, and To Let - three separate substantial novels. Linking them are interludes called Indian Summer of Forsyte and Awakening. Together they form a history celebrating the rise and decline of the Forsyte family. Any attempt to render that history down to a synopsis would be foolhardy because i could not possibly do justice to Galsworthy either as a storyteller or as a creator of character. How can one convey in cramped words the magnificent presence of Old Jolyon, or, for that matter, his brother James, Swithin, Nicholas and Roger, as they assemble in Stanhope Gate on June 15th, 1886?"