Swan Song

Swan Song

John Galsworthy / Jan 24, 2020

Swan Song The nine novels which make up The Forsyte Chronicles one of the most popular and enduring works of th century literature chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper middle class Forsyt

  • Title: Swan Song
  • Author: John Galsworthy
  • ISBN: 9781589634190
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • The nine novels which make up The Forsyte Chronicles one of the most popular and enduring works of 20th century literature chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920 Galsworthy s masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changinThe nine novels which make up The Forsyte Chronicles one of the most popular and enduring works of 20th century literature chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920 Galsworthy s masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women The author has drawn a fascinating and accurately detailed picture of the British propertied class Often incorrectly called The Forsyte Saga the nine novel sequence properly known as The Forstye Chronicles contains three trilogies of which the first trilogy is The Forsyte Saga The Man of Property In Chancery To Let The second trilogy A Modern Comedy The White Monkey The Silver Spoon Swan Song is followed by the third and concluding trilogy End of the Chapter Maid in Waiting Flowering Wilderness One More River Michael Mont is succeeding in his public life in Parliament, but holds grave doubts about his private life and his wife, Fleur Fleur s original love, Jon Forsyte, her cousin and the son of her father s ex wife, returns to England where a meeting is inevitable Fleur s undying love for Jon is disclosed Other members of the Forsyte family are included in this imminently readable saga.

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        John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.In addition to his prolific literary status, Galsworthy was also a renowned social activist He was an outspoken advocate for the women s suffrage movement, prison reform and animal rights Galsworthy was the president of PEN, an organization that sought to promote international cooperation through literature.John Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga See also author show


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    1. After a disappointing fourth and fifth volume, Galsworthy returns to the high standard of the first trilogy, in this, the sixth book ofThe Forsyte Saga .It's 1926, and London is in the grip of the General Strike. Jon has sold the farm in North Carolina, to return to England with his lovely bride, Anne, and his mother. (However, Irene never appears throughout the book; Galsworthy uses the excuse of the strike to sequester her offstage in Paris throughout.)Predictably, this does not bring out the [...]


    2. Farewell dear Soames !!!:( . Discreto , recto , ecuánime , leal , reservado, pero a la vez tierno y sensible a su manera . Tú siempre serás un hombre D a pesar de tus duros principios


    3. Like the others in the Forsyte Chronicles, there were parts of this book that amused me, and parts that irritated me. I hadn’t quite appreciated until this book just how selfish Fleur actually was - I knew she liked to collect things and wanted what she couldn’t have (I guess that’s a characteristic of most collectors or they wouldn’t keep collecting), but her selfishness stood out in this story. She irritated me quite a lot actually, and I hoped, hoped, hoped that what she wanted to hap [...]



    4. Swan song concludes John Galsworthy's second trilogy of the Forsytes which he coined A Modern Comedy, not that these books are humorous, but rather that they provide us interpretations of life in general as a comedy of errors and unexpected events as we continue on the journey. Swan Song provides conclusions, (i.e. the title Swan Song), for some characters the reader has become acquainted with throughout the trilogy, and includes one main character (Soames) who also had a primary roll in Galswor [...]


    5. This last part of Volume II of The Forsyte Saga focuses on Fleur's romantic entanglement with Jon, her cousin, and the repercussions it has for the family and for herself. I don't think that Fleur wants to seduce Jon, much like Marjorie Ferrar wanted to seduce Francis Wilmot, but instead seeks to remind him of their past romance and what could have been. This goes along with the continuing overarching theme of duty versus desire, as she wanted to marry Jon for love, but married titled Michael Mo [...]


    6. John Galsworthy vuelve a los orígenes.Tanto por personajes que habían desaparecido y aparecen de nuevo, como por el mayor dramatismo en la historia con reminiscencias a las pasiones pasadas de "La saga de los Forsyte", como por la mayor abundancia de descripciones de paisajes bucólicos y/o campestres.En ese sentido lo he disfrutado mucho, porque ha sido como volver a casa. Aunque existen aspectos que no me han convencido, como la trama política de Michael que no conduce a nada, y la aparici [...]


    7. John Galsworthy is an excellent writer. His characters are human. There are no villains or heroes in his stories, only people you like and dislike as it is with the real characters we meet in everyday life. His stories are filled with interesting tidbits about England during his lifetime.Despite how well written these books are, this is probably the last of this series I will read. I am a little tired of the drama and Fleur's sickening selfishness. She is definitely my least favorite character o [...]


    8. After the somewhat desultory second book in this second trilogy, we're back to the true focus of the series with Jon's return to England. We knew it was coming from the last book of the first trilogy, and here it is, arriving like a train wreck. One thing I appreciate about Galsworthy is his ability to portray difficult situations from both "good" and "bad" characters' perspectives. We have Fleur struggling to be happy, Jon struggling with his conscience, and Michael just struggling to make some [...]


    9. The previous two in this series were average and left me wondering if I needed to bother with the final trilogy. But this volume was such a return to brilliance. So glad I hung in! Beautiful, emotional, sad.


    10. 'Change,' thought Michael, 'there's nothing but change. It's the one constant. Well! Who wouldn't have a river rather than a pond!'


    11. Forsyte Chronicles:-This work developed over a lifetime and began with a simple theme, that of individual's right to life and love, especially those of a woman. The first trilogy, Forsyte Saga, is the most famous of all. There are three trilogies, Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter being the second and the third. The Forsyte 'Change was written as separate stories about the various characters and spans the time from migration of Jolyon Forsyte the original, referred to usually as Superior Doss [...]


    12. The Forsythe Saga comes to a temporary conclusion with this book whose title has several different meanings beyond the obvious. Fleur seemed to be rehabilitating into a quite decent person, but temptation is in her way and she does the wrong thing for everyone, including herself. Where does she go from here and what will happen to Soames paintings? If that seems an odd second question, the paintings are deeply symbolic of both Soames and Fleur. The ending is sad, but cathartic. If there ways red [...]


    13. As Galsworthy writes about Fleur in this novel, "A desire to have what she hadn't yet got was her leading characteristic." Well she gets what she hadn't yet got, and it doesn't make her happy. And causes a dreadful accident. So without spoilers, how is one supposed to think about Fleur, who is certainly one of the most problematic main characters I've encountered for a long time. Can I feel sorry for such an unpleasant person. Strangely I can, and I think that's where Galsworthy's talent lies.


    14. I am over the Forsyte Saga. Each book is less engaging than the previous one. In fact I got muddled up and missing out volume 5 altogether but didn't really miss it. The plot was slim and not much more than historical chic lit. At least John Galsworthy has both a good vocabulary and good grammar. At least I didn't waste good money on the book. (Purchased secondhand on )


    15. Forsyte Chronicles:-This work developed over a lifetime and began with a simple theme, that of individual's right to life and love, especially those of a woman. The first trilogy, Forsyte Saga, is the most famous of all. There are three trilogies, Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter being the second and the third. The Forsyte 'Change was written as separate stories about the various characters and spans the time from migration of Jolyon Forsyte the original, referred to usually as Superior Doss [...]


    16. On to #6 and whilst trying to remember what happened in the last books was handily reminded now and then with reminiscences.A tale which again centres around Fleur ( still a spoilt and selfish brat) Michael ( trying his best) their someone neglected child and old Soames in fine Galsworthy tradition .


    17. The Forsyte family returns for this sixth story (out of nine), and it was one of my favourites yet. Finally Jon returns to England (with his wife Anne) and must encounter Fleur, his young love. This is the story of that encounter and what results.Fleur is spoiled. Over the last two novels we've found her more endearing and understandable. This time she struggles over her feelings for her first love and her relationship with her wonderful husband Michael Mont (who is probably the very best person [...]


    18. Swan Song the sixth book of the Forsyte Saga Chronicles is the third book in the second trilogy: A Modern Comedy.It is 1926 and the general strike is in danger of bringing the country to a standstill. The breech is famously filled by members of the middle classes – who suddenly found themselves working long hours driving engines, buses and keeping essential services going. As the novel opens Fleur is occupying herself beautifully by volunteering at a works canteen, supplying food to men (who b [...]


    19. ~PASSION, DELETED~The Forsyte Saga: A Modern Comedy, Book ThreeI wrote a real passionate review for this excellent book, the review concentrated on the hurts and pains passion brings to our lives. It was a really, really passionate review. I have accidentally deleted it, as if proving, that passion is something to be cautious about; something to stay away from to save one's heart and soul, to keep one further away from the dangers of fire of life. Sometimes it is not possible though. If you have [...]


    20. Like many other reviewers, I was very impressed with this sixth book of the Chronicles . Galsworthy returned to the passionate relationships that made the saga of the first trilogy so readable. I was saddened mostly by Soames's death and his courage, even if misplaced, in defending his paintings and the prevailing moral codes of his youth . As an equally passionate fan of Powell's Dance to the Music of Time, I found both depictions of the 1920s and 30s quite revealing.


    21. Galsworthy ends the second part of the chronicles on a high. His writing is exquisite revealing a wonderful understanding of people combined with a feeling for nature, the landscape and the social issues of the 1920s. The threads of this novel weave there way back to the beginning of the saga. The depiction of an ageing Soames is pitch perfect.


    22. If you've read all the others, you have to read this to complete the saga, although it is the weakest of the lot. When finishing, had not interest in going on to the End of the Chapter, which follows a different, tangential set of characters.




    23. Galsworthy definitely has ended this part of the series on a high note. Best book of the three in A Modern Comedy. Rather sad to see this end.


    24. I liked this better than the Silver Spoon. I think I'll probably end this series with this book. Read it during our trip to Boston over Xmas.



    25. The last book in the saga! I am done! This wasn't the best of the bunch, but it in the last book about Soames and Fleur and all those old Forsytes. Still, lovely writing.



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