4) Five Tales
Best known for works such as the epic series The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy was one of the first writers of the early twentieth century to cast a sharp, satirical eye on the misdeeds and hypocrisies of the British upper class. The Patrician is another of Galsworthy's tales in this vein, delving into the motivations and machinations that underlie the august Milton family.
English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy was one of the most acclaimed writers of his time, and his fan base has continued to expand in the years since his death as new generations of readers discover his work. The Country House touches on many same themes that Galsworthy's best-known works explore, including the tribulations facing a new class of landed gentry in nineteenth-century England.
Many of John Galsworthy's novels and plays discuss issues of social justice, and in the 1915 novel The Freelands, he turns his attention to the emergence of an agricultural revolution in England and its profound class implications. At the same time, the work has happier themes as well, including an abiding love for and copious descriptions of the English countryside and several blossoming romances among the young residents of the area.
Famed English playwright and novelist John Galworthy, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932, first gained critical and popular acclaim for a series of novels and short stories called The Forsyte Saga, which followed multiple generations of a nouveau riche family of aristocrats. Fraternity focuses on the intricate dynamics of family relationships and romantic entanglements, rendered in Galsworthy's inimitably nuanced style....
14) Saint's Progress
Set against the backdrop of World War I, this emotionally engaging novel from John Galsworthy examines the role of religion and spirituality in a modern world that seems consumed by destruction. Clergyman Edward Pierson, a kind and gentle soul, finds himself struggling against the strictures of dogma.
15) Another Sheaf
Well-known as a playwright and novelist, John Galsworthy was also a passionate patriot and supporter of Britain during World War I. Although he himself was too old to engage in active combat, he volunteered the use of his family estate to be used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers, and he helped the war effort by penning an array of stories and essays with pro-British themes. Another Sheaf is the second of two such collections of...
16) The Fugitive
John Galsworthy emerged as one of the most popular British dramatists and fiction writers of the earliest twentieth century, creating works such as the enduring popular Forsyte Saga, which consisted of a series of interlinked novels and short stories. Although Galsworthy is best remembered for his novels, he was also famed as a playwright. The Fugitive gained attention in its day as a gripping work of suspense and realism.
British novelist John Galsworthy is regarded as a literary figure of key importance because his work reflects the transition from the strict social mores of the Victorian era to the more modern sensibility that began to emerge in the Edwardian period. This engaging collection of essays, vignettes and observations spans topics ranging from social justice issues to censorship.
Joy: A Play on the Letter I, in Three Acts is a play by the Nobel Prize winning English writer John Galsworthy (1867 - 1933), best known for The Forsyte Saga and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter.