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CHAPTER XIII
THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY

A sensitive and pessimistic soul, Conrad seems to have found the fruits of success more bitter than sweet.
Just ten years younger than Joseph Conrad was John Galsworthy, 1867-1933. Educated at Harrow and Oxford, and called to the Bar, though he never practised law, he was the typical intellectual, well-bred Englishman of the upper middle classes, lacking only the love of blood sports common to most of that type. A pacifist, a humanitarian, and yet gifted with a keen eye for character and a finely poised if not robust sense of humour, Galsworthy used his novels and plays to advance his personal views, and yet avoided the danger of letting
literature lapse into mere propaganda. Between 1906 and 1928 he wrote the sequence of novels now grouped together under the generic titles of The Forsyte Saga and A Modern Comedy. This `saga' chronicles the lives of three generations of a prosperous English family, showing with great skill their various temperaments and tendencies, and unfolding with patient care the course of their sometimes quite unexciting careers. Background and detail are elaborately studied. We know the colours of the Forsyte window curtains, the shapes of their chairs, as well as the way the men liked their hair cut and the women chose their hats. The impact of modern ideas upon lingering Victorian prejudice is admirably shown

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