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I have a few questions for anyone who may have read/has this book on their shelf:
How many sections are there in the saga?(I've come across several different editions and am now very confused) Is there an edition that has all of them in one book? If so, does anyone happen to have it on their shelf and would be willing to swap?
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I have The Forsyte Saga in three volumes totaling perhaps 900+/- pages. I've never seen it in one volume but that doesn't mean that it's not out there somewhere! Good luck in your search!
I have the Scribner Library 6 volume " The Forsyte Chronicles" in Trade Paperback-the stack is over 5 inches so I doubt you will find it in one volume. Good luck in your search-it is a facinating story.
1. The Man of Property
2. In Chancery
3. To Let
4. The White Monkey
5. The Silver Spoon
6. Swan Song
I have a nine-volume Scribner set that sounds like the same one waterbaby has, but with three more volumes. In addition to the six posted by waterbaby, there are
7. Maid in Waiting
8. Flowering Wilderness
9. One More River
From what I've read, it's my understanding that Galsworthy wrote the original three titles as a trilogy called "The Forsyte Saga". It was hugely popular, so he wrote a second trilogy, then a third. All 9 are called "The Forsyte Chronicles". I was ecstatic several years ago to find the complete, matched set of trade-sized paperbacks in excellent condition that someone had donated to a library sale. I got them for 50 cents each, and they are definitely on my "keeper" shelf.
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To Let (Copyright 1921)
The Man of Property (copyright 1918)
They are in paperback with the cover drawings by John Pimlott. They are from an older gentleman's library who has died and in good condition. To Let has a very small tear on the outer edge of the cover but otherwise looks good. If you would like to have them I will do all 2 for 1 points
PM me if you are interested
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Funny I should run across this thread. I was just working on mapping out the books.
The Forsyte Chronicles is divided into 3 volumes.
1) The Forsyte Saga
2) A Modern Comedy
3) End of the Chapter
Each of these volumes contains three books, and the first 2 also contain what Galsworthy calls "interludes" -- short stories that tie two of the novels together
The Forsyte Saga contains:
Interlude: Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1918)
Book 2: In Chancery (1920)
Interlude: Awakening (1920)
Book 3: To Let (1921)
A Modern Comedy contains
Book 1: The White Monkey (1924)
Interlude: A Silent Wooing
Book 2: The Silver Spoon (1926)
Interlude: Passers By
Book 3: Swan Song, 1928
End of the Chapter (published posthumously) contains
Book 1: Maid In Waiting, 1931
Book 2: Flowering Wilderness, 1932
Book 3: One More River, 1933 (originally the English edition was called Over the River.)
You can find the Forsyte Saga (which is volume 1) in one book, usually running 900 + pages. There are copies on this site. I haven't seen the entire Forsyte Chronicles (which are sometimes mistakenly called the Saga) in one book. Might be unwieldy.
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