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Book Review of The Forsyte Saga

The Forsyte Saga
The Forsyte Saga
Author: John Galsworthy
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
reviewed I enjoyed this set of novels on


The Forsyte Saga is a set of 3 novels and two "interludes" telling the story of a family in London over the course of a few decades, roughly 1880s-1920s. It was made famous by a 1960s British mini-series adaptation, which was re-made in 2002; both were broadcast on PBS. I wasn't sure if a novel penned in the early 1900s would be too much of a slog for me (also the almost 900-page length worried me), but the plot involving family secrets and infidelity kept me turning the pages. I would even say this would be a good beach read.


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