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The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, Book 1 | [John Galsworthy]

The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, Book 1

The Man of Property, the first novel in Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, introduces us to Soames Forsyte, a solicitor and prominent man of his important family. Accustomed to getting whatever he wants, he sets his sights with absolute determination on the beautiful Irene, in spite of her pennilessness and her indifference to him.
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The Man of Property, the first novel in John Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, introduces us to Soames Forsyte, a London solicitor and prominent man of his important family. Accustomed to getting whatever he wants, he sets his sights with absolute determination on the beautiful Irene, in spite of her pennilessness and indifference to him. Irene, a lover of art and beauty, eventually accepts his marriage proposal over a life of degraded poverty, but she swears to Soames that she will never be his property. When all his money fails to make up for the absence of love and Irene falls for a young architect, Soames resolves to force the obedience he could not buy.

Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 "for his distinguished art of narration, which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga".

Family matters: don't miss our other titles in The Forsyte Saga.

Originally published in 1906 / Published by arrangement with Phoenix Recording; (P)2006 by Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    This was a good book, but hard to get into. I did buy the next in the series, though.

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    Would you be willing to try another one of David Case’s performances?

    Never!!!! His narration was boring and annoying!,,Maybe the book was not that bad but with this narrator it was terrible!!!!


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    Sew N Sew OK 02-05-09
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    I feel very misled to purchase this book - extremely hard to listen to, very sarcastic, dry narrative. I would like to give it back! I have no idea what the story was about - could not stay with it long enough to find out.

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