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A Modern Comedy

By: John Galsworthy
Published By: Double9 Books
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When the Forsyte Saga began in 1886, England too had no future since it believed its present would last forever. It rode its bicycle in a state resembling a dream, interrupted only by Mr. Gladstone and the Irish Members. The England of 1926 is circling like a cat pursuing its tail with one foot in the air and the other in a Morris Oxford.The English are a nation that can't be rushed, are wary of extremes, are well-tempered, resentful of meddling, improvident, and wasteful, but are blessed with a particular knack for recovery. The grace of our protective humor only spares us. There is no Early Victorianism left in the modern day. The Victorianism of Soames and his generation is what has endured and has power. This Modern Comedy is presented against the backdrop of Soames and Sir Lawrence Mont, his father-in-law and co-star. Neo-Victorians like the pious Mr. Danby, Elderson, Mr. Blythe, Sir James Foskisson, Wilfred Bentworth, and Hilary Charwell are among those who appear in it.Who knows whether things will ever calm down once more? The basic plot of "A Modern Comedy" is to continue telling the story of life after Soames and Irene in 1881.

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John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright who won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born on 14 August 1867, in Kingston Hill in a rich family. His father, also named John Galsworthy was an well-established solicitor and company director in London. His mother, Blanche Galsworthy was very spiritual. He began his education under the tutors at home and later was admitted to a preliminary school at Bournemouth at the age of nine. Galsworthy read law in Harrow and New College, Oxford. Trained as lawyer, he diverted to writing as soon as his father died. Even before that he had confined four books under pseudonym John Sinjohn. His first book printed in 1897 was a collection of short stories titled 'From the Four Winds'. Jocelyn published in 1898 was his first full novel. In 1905 he married Ada Pearson, his cousin's wife. At the end of his life Galsworthy advanced brain tumour and died on 31 January 1933 in his London home. John Galsworthy is renowned for his trilogy 'The Forsyte Saga'. The Skin Game and Loyalties are two of his best known plays. In 1919 John accepted Belgian Palmes d'Or. On 3 January 1929, he was received the Order of Merit by King George V of the United Kingdom and in 1932, John Galsworthy earned the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 291 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569819
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569812
  • Item Weight: 349.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General