The Silver Spoon

By John Galsworthy
Produced by Phoenix Recordings
Read by David Case

The Forsyte Saga: Book 5

9.68 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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The Silver Spoon is the fifth of the nine novels in the Forsyte Chronicles, John Galsworthy’s epic story of the moneyed Forsyte family during the decline of the Victorian age. It is part of the second trilogy, called A Modern Comedy, and continues his fascinating study of the British propertied class in a changing society. In this novel, Soames Forsyte’s daughter, Fleur, experiences an inherent dissatisfaction with her marriage not unlike her father’s, except that in this case it is Fleur who loves another. Married to Michael Mont, in line for a barony, Fleur’s heart truly belongs to Jon, who is forbidden to her as the son of her father’s ex-wife. When the American Francis Wilmot enters the scene bringing news that Jon has married Wilmot’s sister, Fleur struggles to be happy and fulfilled, just as her father Soames did.

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Summary

Summary

The Silver Spoon is the fifth of the nine novels in the Forsyte Chronicles, John Galsworthy’s epic story of the moneyed Forsyte family during the decline of the Victorian age. It is part of the second trilogy, called A Modern Comedy, and continues his fascinating study of the British propertied class in a changing society.

In this novel, Soames Forsyte’s daughter, Fleur, experiences an inherent dissatisfaction with her marriage not unlike her father’s, except that in this case it is Fleur who loves another. Married to Michael Mont, in line for a barony, Fleur’s heart truly belongs to Jon, who is forbidden to her as the son of her father’s ex-wife. When the American Francis Wilmot enters the scene bringing news that Jon has married Wilmot’s sister, Fleur struggles to be happy and fulfilled, just as her father Soames did.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A social satire of epic proportions and one that does not suffer by comparison with Thackeray’s Vanity Fair…the whole comedy of manners, convincing both in its fidelity to life and as a work of art.” New York Times on the Forsyte Chronicles

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Author Bio: John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (1867–1933), English novelist and playwright, went to Oxford to study law but turned to literature after he met Joseph Conrad on a voyage. The Man of Property (1906), the first of the Forsyte Chronicles, established his reputation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 9.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English