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The Silver Spoon
by John Galsworthy
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1926. English novelist and playwright, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932, Galsworthy became known for his portrayal of the British upper middle class and for his social satire, of which The Forsyte Saga is the most well-known. The Silver Spoon continues The Forsyte Saga. The book begins: The young man who, at the end of September, 1924, dismounted from a taxicab in South Square, Westminister, was so unobtrusively American that his driver had some hesitation in asking for double his fare. The young man had no hesitation in refusing it. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
From the Author
"In naming this second part of The Forsyte Chronicles 'A modern comedy' the word comedy is stretched, perhaps, as far as the word Saga was stretched to cover the first part. And yet, what but a comedic view can be taken, what but comedic significance gleaned, of so restive a period as that in which we have lived since the war?" -- John Galsworthy
About the Author
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was an English novelist and playwright, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. Galsworthy became known for his portrayal of the British upper middle class and for his social satire.
His most famous work was The Forsyte Chronicles. Galsworthy was a representative of the literary tradition which had regarded the novel as a lawful instrument of social propaganda. He believed that it was the duty of an artist to state a problem, to throw light upon it, but not to provide a solution. Before starting his career as a writer Galsworthy read widely the works of Kipling, Zola, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Flaubert.
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