Hahaha. I’m just looking on Amazon for the link and I see one hardcover volume of this work is selling for $1799.99. Let me see if I can find one that’s less expensive.
Much better. There’s also a Kindle edition and I think this is it at Gutenberg.
How do we find ourselves lunching with John Galsworthy this afternoon? And who is he, anyway? And what has he to do with Free Stuff?
Read an Acculturated article about Little Free Libraries. Recalled the Little Free Library I saw in Bay St. Louis. Went looking to see if there are any Little Free Libraries here abouts. There are two in Starkvegas! Thought of a book– a true duplicate– I have up on the shelf that I could donate to a Little Free Library. Retrieved said book– Volume 23 of Galsworthy’s works. Skimmed through the book. Found quote. Looked up Galsworthy in my notes from that infallible source:
He is now far better known for his novels, particularly The Forsyte Saga, his trilogy about the eponymous family and connected lives. These books, as with many of his other works, deal with social class, upper-middle class lives in particular. Although sympathetic to his characters, he highlights their insular, snobbish, and acquisitive attitudes and their suffocating moral codes. He is viewed as one of the first writers of the Edwardian era who challenged some of the ideals of society depicted in the preceding literature of Victorian England. The depiction of a woman in an unhappy marriage furnishes another recurring theme in his work. The character of Irene in The Forsyte Saga is drawn from Ada Pearson, though her previous marriage was not as miserable as that of the character.
Through his writings he campaigned for a variety of causes, including prison reform, women’s rights, animal welfare, and the opposition of censorship. During World War I he worked in a hospital in France as an orderly after being passed over for military service. He was elected as the first president of the PEN International literary club in 1921, was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929 — after having turned down a knighthood, nominated by Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1917, on the precept that a writer’s reward comes simply from writing itself — and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 after he had been nominated that year by Henrik Schück, member of the Swedish Academy.
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