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".
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Public Domain Originally published in 1906 / Published by arrangement with Phoenix Recording.
I have tried 4 times to listen to this book. I love a good long epic or family saga. The naritive and the reader are just so dry and hard to follow. So boring I can not listen past the 2nd chapter and when I do try I have to start over because I really don't follow the story line.
I only listen to unabridged audio and usually listen to 10 hours a day. This is the first book I have bought out of the 400 in my library that I will not even try to read again.
Never!!!! His narration was boring and annoying!,,Maybe the book was not that bad but with this narrator it was terrible!!!!
Sew N Sew
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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