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The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
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This first book in the Forsyte Saga reminds me of the Sinclair Lewis books which attack the bourgeoise, a theme so popular at the beginning of the last century when socialism seemed attractive to many.
The plot, or lack of it, here is excrusciatingly boring to the modern reader, but the high quality of the prose and the characteriztion combine for me to give the book a 3 star rating, meaning well worth reading.
This contrasts with Lewis' novels which have no saving graces at all and are definitely not worth the attention of any literate adult.
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