The Man of Property and Indian Summer of a Forsythe by John Galsworthy is a 342-page softcover published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, first published in 1918, this copy published in 1969. There is a 1/4" closed tear at the top of the spine but otherwise the book is clean and in good condition.
The Man of Property is the first volume in The Forsyte Chronicles, one of the most popular and enduring works of 20th-century literature, described by The New York Times as:
"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."
In creating the many extraordinary members of the Forsyte family, John Galsworthy also drew a fascinating and accurately detailed picture of the British propertied class, from the wealth and security of the mid-Victorian era through the Edwardian high-noon to a post-War world of change, strikes, and social malaise. By showing the Forsytes--in all their strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failings--against a detailed background of English life--Parliament, the Courts, the City, sports, philanthropy, art, wars--John Galsworthy has made The Forsyte Chronicles valuable social history as well as great fiction.