The Man of Property (Forsyte Saga Vol. 1)

John GALSWORTHY (1867 - 1933)

'The Forsyte Saga' is the story of a wealthy London family stretching from the eighteen-eighties until the nineteen-twenties. The Man of Property is the first book in the saga. The 'man of property' of the title is Soames Forsyte, a partner in the family law firm. He is married to Irene but the marriage is not happy and during the book she falls in love with another man.

Another branch of the family is headed by 'Old Jolyon,' estranged from his bohemian artist son 'Young Jolyon' and the story tells of their rapprochement and of Young Jolyon's daughter June who is engaged to an architect Philip Bosinney.

For those familiar with the Forsytes, this book takes us up to the night when Soames exercises his 'rights' and to the death of Bosinney. (Summary by Andy Minter)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Group: Forsyte Saga group

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:08:24
Play 01 Pt. I Ch. I 'At Home' at Old Jolyon's Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:42:52
Play 02 Pt. I Ch. II Old Jolyon Goes To The Opera Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:36:40
Play 03 Pt. I Ch. III Dinner At Swithin's Kirsten Ferreri
00:30:29
Play 04 Pt. I Ch. IV Projection Of The House Kirsten Ferreri
00:20:15
Play 05 Pt. I Ch. V A Forsyte Menage Justin Brett
00:16:05
Play 06 Pt. I Ch. VI James At Large Justin Brett
00:22:24
Play 07 Pt. I Ch. VII Old Jolyon's Peccadillo Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:40
Play 08 Pt. I Ch. VIII Plans Of The House Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:33
Play 09 Pt. I Ch. IX Death Of Aunt Ann rusalka
00:22:57
Play 10 Pt. II Ch. I Progress Of The House Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:23
Play 11 Pt. II Ch. II June's Treat eva
00:20:54
Play 12 Pt. II Ch. III Drive With Swithin eva
00:33:33
Play 13 Pt. II Ch. IV James Goes To See For Himself eva
00:32:12
Play 14 Pt. II Ch. V Soames And Bosinney Correspond Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:34:55
Play 15 Pt. II Ch. VI Old Jolyon At The Zoo rusalka
00:13:46
Play 16 Pt. II Ch. VII Afternoon At Timothy's rusalka
00:27:12
Play 17 Pt. II Ch. VIII Dance At Roger's Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:12
Play 18 Pt. II Ch. IX Evening At Richmond Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:25:01
Play 19 Pt. II Ch. X Diagnosis Of A Forsyte Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:21:33
Play 20 Pt. II Ch. XI Bosinney On Parole Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:08
Play 21 Pt. II Ch. XII June Pays Some Calls eva
00:27:48
Play 22 Pt. II Ch. XIII Perfection Of The House eva
00:23:16
Play 23 Pt. II Ch. XIV Soames Sits On The Stairs eva
00:13:00
Play 24 Pt. III Ch. I Mrs. Macander's Evidence Lee Ann Howlett
00:23:04
Play 25 Pt. III Ch. II Night In The Park Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:11:15
Play 26 Pt. III Ch. III Meeting At The Botanical Lee Ann Howlett
00:29:40
Play 27 Pt. III Ch. IV Voyage Into The Inferno Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:24:18
Play 28 Pt. III Ch. V The Trial Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:20:43
Play 29 Pt. III Ch. VI Soames Breaks The News Lee Ann Howlett
00:22:16
Play 30 Pt. III Ch. VII June's Victory Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:22:01
Play 31 Pt. III Ch. VIII Bosinney's Departure eva
00:27:51
Play 32 Pt. III Ch. IX Irene's Return eva
00:15:24