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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Galsworthy Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Forsyte Saga Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463697
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The Silver Spoon is the fifth of the nine novels in the Forsyte Chronicles, John Galsworthy’s epic story of the moneyed Forsyte family during the decline of the Victorian age. It is part of the second trilogy, called A Modern Comedy, and continues his fascinating study of the British propertied class in a changing society.

In this novel, Soames Forsyte’s daughter, Fleur, experiences an inherent dissatisfaction with her marriage not unlike her father’s, except that in this case it is Fleur who loves another. Married to Michael Mont, in line for a barony, Fleur’s heart truly belongs to Jon, who is forbidden to her as the son of her father’s ex-wife. When the American Francis Wilmot enters the scene bringing news that Jon has married Wilmot’s sister, Fleur struggles to be happy and fulfilled, just as her father Soames did.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A social satire of epic proportions and one that does not suffer by comparison with Thackeray’s Vanity Fair…the whole comedy of manners, convincing both in its fidelity to life and as a work of art.”

    New York Times on the Forsyte Chronicles

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 2/19/2013

    " We get into some new territory here in this middle book of the middle trilogy of the Forsyte chronicles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/29/2013

    " Re-reading for the 3rd or 4th time. I find myself sympathizing more with Soames and disliking Fleur more with every re-read. And I suspect that when Irene appears again I will like her even less, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 10/6/2012

    " This is a continuation of the Forsyte Saga. I read it in Boston over Xmas. The first book is still my favorite. Parts of this were dull. "

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About the Author
Author John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (1867–1933), English novelist and playwright, went to Oxford to study law but turned to literature after he met Joseph Conrad on a voyage. The Man of Property (1906), the first of the Forsyte Chronicles, established his reputation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.