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To Let (Forsyte Chronicles: Forsyte Saga, Bk 3)
To Let - Forsyte Chronicles: Forsyte Saga, Bk 3 Author:John Galsworthy This novel concludes the Forsyte Saga, the first volume of the Forsyte Chronicles. — Second cousins Fleur and Jon Forsyte meet and fall in love, unknowing of their parents' past affairs, indiscretions, and misdeeds. Once Soames, Jolyon, and Irene discover their romance, they forbid their children to see each other again. Jolyon warns his son that... more » once he dies, there will be no one to protect Irene from her ex-husband. Jon is conflicted between the past and his present love for Fleur. Despite her feelings for Jon, Fleur has a very suitable suitor, Michael Mont, heir to a baronetcy. Should they marry, Fleur would elevate the status of her family from "nouveau riche" to the aristocratic upper class.
The title derives from Soames' reflections as he breaks up the house in which his Uncle Timothy, recently deceased at age 100, had lived a recluse, hoarding his life like property.« less