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Mon Apr 03 00:36:00 2017 1 Project Gutenberg’s The Forsyte Saga, Volume I., by John Galsworthy This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Forsyte Saga, Volume I. The Man Of Property Author: John Galsworthy Release Date: June 14, 2006 [EBook #2559] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME I.
*** Produced by David Widger FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME I. THE MAN OF PROPERTY By John Galsworthy _[ED.
NOTE: The spelling conforms to the original: -s’s- instead of our -z’s-; and -c’s- where we would have -s’s-; and -...our- in colour and flavour; many interesting double consonants; etc.]_ TO MY WIFE: I DEDICATE THE FORSYTE SAGA IN ITS ENTIRETY, BELIEVING IT TO BE OF ALL MY WORKS THE LEAST UNWORTHY OF ONE WITHOUT WHOSE ENCOURAGEMENT, SYMPATHY AND CRITICISM I COULD NEVER HAVE BECOME EVEN SUCH A WRITER AS I AM. PREFACE: _-The Forsyte Saga- was the title originally destined for that part of it which is called -The Man of Property-; and to adopt it for the collected chronicles of the Forsyte family has indulged the Forsytean tenacity that is in all of us.
The word Saga might be objected to on the ground that it connotes the heroic and that there is little heroism in these pages.
But it is used with a suitable irony; and, after all, this long tale, though it may deal with folk in frock coats, furbelows, and a gilt-edged period, is not devoid of the essential heat of conflict. Mon Apr 03 00:36:00 2017 2 Discounting for the gigantic stature and blood-thirstiness of old days, as they have come down to us in fairy-tale and legend, the folk of the old Sagas were Forsytes, assuredly, in their possessive instincts, and as little proof against the inroads of beauty and passion as Swithin, ...





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