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Indian Summer of a Forsyte (The Forsyte Chronicles #1.5)

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by IndyPublish.com (first published 1918)
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Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

~BLISSFUL PASSAGE~
The Forsyte Saga, Book Two (Interlude)

There are blissful times in life, and when such times precede the inevitable passage through death, they are double blessed. The ability to see Beauty and to stay in awe in its face is a trait to treasure. But we write less about it; we are too polite to talk about it; but we need Beauty and we need old people in our lives, too. It is through their will to live and feel and experience that we learn the meaning of everything. We are willing
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Rosana
Sep 21, 2013 Rosana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
This book was a complete surprise. The truth is that I didn’t even realized I had bought it, as it came with the Audible version of The Man of Property: The Forsyte Saga, the first book in the Forsyte Saga. But what a lovely surprise it was.

I cannot remember reading about aging and approaching death with such candor. Jolyon is 85 years old, and as his life approaches its end, his perception of beauty and love sharpens.

If in the previous book in the Forsyte saga, John Galsworthy impressed me wi
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K.M. Weiland
Old Jolyon was easily the most likable and sympathetic character in A Man of Property, so, while it's sad to see him exit the series, it's also a pleasure to get to spend more time with him. This short installment is necessarily less sordid than its predecessor, and so I enjoyed it quite a bit more. Its musings on life and death are thought-provoking, even if the short length keeps the story as a whole from reaching any great depth.
Lynne-marie
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Leslie
4 stars. Read on my Kindle as part of "The Forsyte Saga - Complete" ...more
Afsana
This was a smaller read then the Man of property and I think it was written to explain the time between the man of property and In chauncery which is the next one

I find it interesting to see how men are effected by irini and it will be interesting to see how the adding of irini in Old Joelyens will will effect the rest of the family
Joni
a wonderful novella of the love of a grandfather for his family and one who has been outcast by others. The writing, setting and narrative is beautiful and compelling.
Olga
Очень и очень понравилось! Маленькая повесть, или даже рассказ, но вся пронизана светлой грустью, читается взахлеб, чуть не проехала свою станцию метро, пока читала :)
Eric
This book focuses mostly on Old Jolyon. I particularly enjoyed Galsworthy's descriptions of Old Jolyon's capacity for beauty in his old age. Great book!
Angela
This had always been a favorite part of mine in the TV miniseries - I am sure now it will be the same for the written saga.
Sara
Very lovely and very sad. I may need to revisit it every so often.
Katie
Mar 24, 2008 Katie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A gorgeous, lingering goodbye to old Joleyn Forsyte.
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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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The Forsyte Chronicles (10 books)
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  • In Chancery (The Forsyte Saga)
  • Awakening
  • To Let
  • The White Monkey (The Forsyte Saga)
  • The Silver Spoon
  • Swan Song
  • Maid In Waiting
  • Flowering Wilderness
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