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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,627 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this, the second volume of the Saga to be released in an unabridged recording by Assembled Stories, Soames' house continues to be built as his marriage disintegrates. Is Irene having an affair? Certainly her relationship with the architect Bosinney is causing ructions in the family.

While attempting reconciliation with his son, Old Jolyon, spurred by June's suffering as she feels herself losing her lover, sends Young Jolyon to sound the man's intentions. In this meeting Young Jolyon reveals the essence of the Forsytes and warns Bosinney about the nature of the class he is defying: 'A Forsyte is a man who is decidedly more than less a slave of property. He knows a good thing, he knows a safe thing, and his grip on property - it doesn't matter whether it be wives, houses, money, or reputation - is his hallmark ..... they are the middle men, the commercials, the pillars of society, the cornerstones of convention; everything that is admirable.'

Will the young man heed the warning or continue to cause more anguish within the family - and, much worse, scandal amongst its peers

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 2/18/2014

    " The TV series in the early sixties, when we had only one channel rather than one million of them, was compulsive viewing, and even Eton public school suspended all other activities so the masters and boys could watch it. They were probably all in love, as I was, with Irene, played by Nyree Dawn Porter, who died a few years ago. Her loveless marriage to the dastardly Soames Forsythe, the eponymous Man of Property of the first novel in the series, was the main centre of attention. Curiously, people I meet, when I mention it, mainly recall the sumptuous colours of the costumes, though it was made in black and white. Also, when I was reading Court of the Red Tsar I was amazed to find that all the members of the Politburo - who were all avid readers and constnatly trying to educate themselves in their free time - voted it their favourite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marnie | 2/18/2014

    " I LOVE this book. It's over 900 pages, and far from being bored, I never wanted it to end. All of the characters were incredibly three-dimensional, and I cared about all of them. I'm going to be on the lookout for more Galsworthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yana | 2/17/2014

    " I was meaning to read this book for a very long time, at least 10 years. Finally, I'm done. A great book. Really appealed to me for a number of reasons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krisette Spangler | 2/4/2014

    " Galsworthy is a great writer, and I can see why he won the Noble prize for his work on this book. The book follows the story of the Forsyte family through three generations during the Victorian era. It was not a happy story, but I found it intriguing. "

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