The Man of Property : The Forsyte Saga (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)

  • by John Galsworthy
  • Narrated by David Case
  • Series: The Forsyte Saga (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  • 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Man of Property, the first novel in John Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, introduces us to Soames Forsyte, a London solicitor and prominent man of his important family. Accustomed to getting whatever he wants, he sets his sights with absolute determination on the beautiful Irene, in spite of her pennilessness and indifference to him. Irene, a lover of art and beauty, eventually accepts his marriage proposal over a life of degraded poverty, but she swears to Soames that she will never be his property. When all his money fails to make up for the absence of love and Irene falls for a young architect, Soames resolves to force the obedience he could not buy. Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 "for his distinguished art of narration, which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga".


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Beautifully read

David Case's clear, at times languid but never lazy reading is a great introduction to the Forsyte Saga and suits the stately pace of the book perfectly. I loved the book, too (and An Indian Summer of a Forsyte, which is also included) - the pace is obviously slower than modern novels, but Galsworthy's vivid prose ensures that the reader is never bored.

Highly recommended - I'm about to download the second book, read by the same person.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.