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John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was an English novelist and playwright. He is viewed as one of the first writers of the Edwardian era; challenging in his works some of the ideals of society depicted in the preceeding literature of Victorian England. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Co ...more
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I had a blonde moment and seized on this play confusing Trollope with Galsworthy. I had enjoyed Galsworthy's many volumes of the Forsyte Saga, not least for the thinness of the paper, but that was it for Galsworthy. Trollope is one of my favourite authors and so I seized on this play in momentary confusion.

I have tried this last year to finish this play more than several times. In desperation I got it as an audiobook, but that was even worse. It's a drawing room comedy of manners that isn't set
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Loyalties is a serious play base on the realities of life. It centers around a young Jewish man, De Levis, who feels targeted by his fellow English friends, on the pretext of his race. Meanwhile, there is Dancy, who finds himself in the middle of a court case against De Levis, in which he has been accused of a theft. In the midst of all his worries, Dancy doesn't know whom to turn to, which ultimately turns out fatal for him. His friends, on the other hand, are all very loyal to him and they are ...more
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John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.

In addition to his prolific literary status, Galsworthy was also a renowned social activist. He was an outspoken advocate for the women's suffrage movement, prison reform and animal rights. Galsworthy was the president of PEN, an organization that sought to promote intern
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