A Modern Comedy

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The White Monkey Publisher's Summary

The White Monkey is the fourth of the nine novels in The Forsyte Chronicles and marks the opening of the second trilogy in the series, called A Modern Comedy. In this new chapter, Fleur and Michael Mont begin to question their marriage when their good friend, author Wilfred Desert, can no longer contain his passion for Fleur. Fleur finds herself torn between her love for Michael and passion for Wilfred.

Meanwhile, Soames Forsyte, as a director of the Providential Premium Reassurance Society, must root out the rumored indiscretions of a manager's dubious dealings with the Germans. The whole while, he is haunted by a painting of a white monkey with rinds of crushed fruit flung about it - and with eyes searching for something more.

John Galsworthy received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932.

Produced in 1998 by Phoenix Recordings; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The White Monkey

    • The Forsyte Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The White Monkey is the fourth of the nine novels in The Forsyte Chronicles and marks the opening of the second trilogy in the series, called A Modern Comedy. In this new chapter, Fleur and Michael Mont begin to question their marriage when their good friend, author Wilfred Desert, can no longer contain his passion for Fleur. Fleur finds herself torn between her love for Michael and passion for Wilfred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • keep going

    • By connie on 11-09-08

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 2

    • The Silver Spoon

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Galsworthy¿s masterly portrait of the Forsyte family continues here with the fifth novel, The Silver Spoon, coming second in the second trilogy, called A Modern Comedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish Soames's story could go on forever

    • By loix on 09-23-11

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 3

    • Swan Song

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The "man of property", Soames Forsyte, has mellowed with the passing of the years until, in his old age, he is a patient and benign figure, guarding with especial tenderness the welfare of his daughter, Fleur. But all his watchfulness and devotion are powerless to avert tragedy when Fleur revives her old love affair with Jon Forsyte on Jon's return to England with his American wife.

    Regular price: $20.97