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The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
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Dec 18, 2011

really liked it
Read from December 18, 2011 to January 02, 2012

The story of the Forsyte family -- a typical, upper middle class British family of the late 19th century.

Galsworthy is a master of English prose. These Forsyte novels (there are nine total) won him the Nobel.

The characters and the story are rich and engaging. There is delightful comedy and deep feeling. At the conclusion of the novel I exclaimed aloud; it was that good.

And, pathetic as it is, I would like to die as old Jolyon Forsyte dies.

***

I own a volume of the first three novels and will read them this winter, interspersed with some of my recent purchases.
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