The Forsyte Saga is a series of three novels and two interludes (intervening episodes) published between 1906 and 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning English author John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of an upper middle-class British family, similar to Galsworthys own. Only a few generations removed from their farmer ancestors, the family members are keenly aware of their status as new money. The main character, Soames Forsyte, sees himself as a man of property by virtue of his ability to accumulate material possessions-but this does not succeed in bringing him pleasure.
John Galsworthy (14 August 1867 - 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. This is Volume I of a three volume set.