Swan Song by John Galsworthy audiobook

Swan Song

By John Galsworthy
Produced by Phoenix Recordings
Read by David Case

Blackstone Publishing

The Forsyte Saga: Book 6

10.54 Hours Unabridged
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Swan Song is the conclusion of the second trilogy in the Forsyte Chronicles, which is called A Modern Comedy. John Galsworthy’s epic story of the moneyed Forsyte family is a fascinating study of the British propertied class during the decline of the Victorian age. The “man of property,” Soames Forsyte, has mellowed with the passing of the years until, in his old age, he is a patient and benign figure, guarding with especial tenderness the welfare of his daughter, Fleur. But all his watchfulness and devotion are powerless to avert tragedy when Fleur revives her old love affair with Jon Forsyte on Jon’s return to England with his American wife.

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Summary

Summary

Swan Song is the conclusion of the second trilogy in the Forsyte Chronicles, which is called A Modern Comedy. John Galsworthy’s epic story of the moneyed Forsyte family is a fascinating study of the British propertied class during the decline of the Victorian age.

The “man of property,” Soames Forsyte, has mellowed with the passing of the years until, in his old age, he is a patient and benign figure, guarding with especial tenderness the welfare of his daughter, Fleur. But all his watchfulness and devotion are powerless to avert tragedy when Fleur revives her old love affair with Jon Forsyte on Jon’s return to England with his American wife.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A social satire of epic proportions and one that does not suffer by comparison with Thackeray’s Vanity Fair…The whole comedy of manners, convincing both in its fidelity to life and as a work of art.” New York Times
“No one can approach it without realizing that it marks the completion of a fine noble work.” Spectator
“Swan Song is one of the finest and most versatile of the author’s books; gripping both as a tale and as a reflection of our times.” Leon Schalit, John Galsworthy: A Survey
“[Galsworthy’s] work at its best demonstrated a remarkable capacity to reach others, to suggest to them that it is also their own saga.” James Gindin, literary critic

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Author Bio: John Galsworthy

Author Bio: John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (1867–1933), English novelist and playwright, went to Oxford to study law but turned to literature after he met Joseph Conrad on a voyage. The Man of Property (1906), the first of the Forsyte Chronicles, established his reputation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 10.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English