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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Five stars aren't enough...

... for this masterpiece of writing and narration. Galsworthy's tender, wicked irony is perfectly captured and conveyed by David Case, who is THE master among book readers. Each character has his or her distinctive voice which perfectly expresses the personality Galsworthy intended. The richness of the relationships, the vivid social commentary, the HUMOR, are indeed Nobel Prize material.

I'm now listening to the whole series of nine novels for the third time, and the experience is as rich this time as it was the first. It's more than just fiction. It's a poem, an opera, a feast.
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- victoria


Brilliant writing brilliantly read! Best Audible selection of 50 heard over several years.
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Book Details

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