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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (875 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: David Case Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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John Galsworthy's epic Forsyte Saga follows the fortunes of the venerable Forsyte family, a moneyed clan whose passions are ever at war with its values. Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 for his distinguished art of narration, which takes its highest form in the Forsyte Saga.

The Man of Property, the first novel in the trilogy, introduces us to Soames Forsyte, a solicitor and prominent figure in his 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. 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/9/2014

    " It took a long time for me to get into this book, but, once I did, I read it constantly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea Carrijo | 1/26/2014

    " It was like reading a last century soap opera, but much better written. i loved it. i am debating now on renting the masterpiece theater TV series in order to see all the Forsytes in person... LOL! I had fun reading it, i think you will too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joni | 1/26/2014

    " wonderful, memorable characters. an excellent exploration in novel form on class, privilege, hypocrisy and societal morais. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Simon | 1/24/2014

    " As an English child of the sixties there were a number of sides to choose: Beatles or Stones? Mods or Rockers? Irene or Soames? Everyone in our street had a view. Feminists backed Irene, traditionalists (bigots) were for Soames. Men backed Soames, women, Irene. Men who had watched the BBc were for Irene because Nyree Dawn Porter reached heights of grace and beauty that slowed the blood, then quickened it. I was only 10 and didn't really know what they were talking about. I've just read the book and now at least I know why they were talking. Its a superb story and these two are probably the pick of a crop of memorable and acutely observed characters. The Forsytes are out of fashion. The recent TV adaptation failed to get anyone talking, and Galsworthy is often considered the wrong English writer to have won the Nobel prize. OK he wasn't a modernist; his style was very much going out of fashion, but he was bloody good at what he did. Its taken me a long time to get round to reading volume one. The rest will follow soon. Oh, and I can't decide. I'm a little in love with Irene, but Soames...what a character! "

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