John Galsworthy (1867 ～ 1933) Life Works The Man of Property
Life • one of the most prominent of the 20th century English realistic writers, was born of an upper middle-class family. He studied law at Oxford, but after practicing the law for a short time, he turned to literature. • In 1905 he married Ada, the divorced wife of his cousin. He showed deep sympathy for the unhappy life of Ada's first marriage and reflected these experiences in his novels. • he was preoccupied with the social injustice in his time He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932.
Main works The Forsyte Saga (1922) (the first trilogy) consists of three novels and two interludes: The Man of Property (1906)The Indian Summer of a Forsyte (Interlude, 1917)In Chancery(1920)Awakening (Interlude, 1921)To Let (1921)
A Modern Comedy (1929) (the second trilogy) also consists of three novels and two interludes: The White Monkey(1924)A Silent Wooing(Interlude, 1927)The Silver Spoon(1926)Passers-by(Interlude, 1927)Swan Song(1928)
28 plays (three of them are of importance) The Silver Box(1906)Strife(1909)Justice(1910)