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John Galsworthy


The Online Books Page -- Galsworthy
Links to over 45 Galsworthy works, all available online. The Online Books Page was founded and is edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania (which hosts the site).

Monologue Archive: Monologues by John Galsworthy
A selection of monologues from several plays by John Galsworthy, including Defeat, A Family Man, The Fugitive, Justice, The Mob, The Silver Box, and Strife. Also included is the complete e-text of Galsworthy's play, The Sun and a biography of the author. The Monologue Archive publishes e-texts of monologues excerpted from a variety of plays.

Nobel e-Museum/John Galsworthy
The official Web site of the Nobel Foundation, this searchable site offers biographies about Nobel recipients, speeches, articles by and about the Nobel Laureates and games and readings for older students. Galsworthy received the award for Literature in 1932; a transcript of the presentation speech by Anders Österling can be found here as well as Galsworthy's official biography.

Books and Writers/John Galsworthy
This site from Finland, Pegasos, offers extensive literature related resources including this overview of Galsworthy's life and career.

William Lyon Phelps on The Forsyte Saga
An essay by a former professor of English literature at Yale University.

The English Drama: John Galsworthy
This sub-site of the Anarchy Archives ("an online research center on the history and theory of Anarchism") from Pitzer College (Claremont, CA) excerpts three essays from Emma Goldman's 1914 book The Social Significance of the Modern Drama. Three of Galsworthy's plays are examined: Strife, Justice and The Pigeon.

Project Gutenberg Titles by John Galsworthy
Links to over 45 works online

Galsworthy manuscripts
The Lilly Library at Indiana University holds two collections of Galsworthy correspondence and other documents, catalogued here.

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Victorian and Edwardian England


The Victorian Web
George P. Landow, a professor of English and Art History at Brown University, has compiled an extensive and in-depth Web site about "literature, history & culture in the age of Victoria." Its sections include political history, social history, gender matters, philosophy, religion, science, technology, genre and technique, authors, visual arts, and design.

BBCi: History
The BBCi History Web site covers a broad range of topics. The site contains in-depth articles, multimedia, timelines, and biographies of historic figures. Users can also discuss various topics by posting messages on a message board, participate in live chats, and subscribe to a newsletter.
    History Trail: Victorian Britain
    History Trail provides an interactive approach to the lessons of history by combining articles, activities, games, and quizzes. This section, dedicated to Victorian Britain, includes features on industrialization, social conditions, and Victorian women.

    British Timeline: Victorians 1837-1900
    A timeline detailing major events in British history from 8300 BC to 2002. Included is information from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the end of the Boer War in 1902.
PBS: Manor House
Presented by PBS, Manor House is a history reality series that placed 19 volunteers in a country house to recreate life as it was in Edwardian Britain in 1905. This companion Web site to the six-part series offers information on Edwardian life, a timeline of major events that took place from 1901-1914, an interactive feature that allows users to determine what their lives might have been like if they had been born in Britain 100 years ago, and recipes from the Edwardian era.

History in Focus: The Victorian Era
History in Focus, a series of journals from the UK's NGfL (National Grid for Learning) take a thematic approach to history. Each issue highlights books, reviews, Web sites and conferences relating to a selected theme. This site is the electronic version of the first issue of History in Focus, which was dedicated to the Victorian Era. It includes information on society, Ireland, asylums, law and order, politics, the Great Exhibition, diaries, and a guide to trace your Victorian ancestors.

Victoria Research Web
The Victoria Research Web is "dedicated to the scholarly study of 19th-century Britain and to aiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this period." The site features information on research resources, teaching syllabi and text suggestions, and a list of related discussion groups. Created by Dr. Patrick Leary.

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The Forsyte Saga Films


Granada's Grand Undertaking
The "original" Forsyte Saga was brilliant, compelling -- and completely unfaithful says this article from the Web site telegraph.co.uk

BBCi Woman's Hour
BBC Radio 4's Jenni Murray interviews actress Gillian Kearney ("June") and Forsyte writer Jan McVerry on The Forsyte Saga and the enduring power of the initial production.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications/The Forsyte Saga
The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago provides this overview of the 1967 miniseries.

Rupert Graves
The "official Web site of Rupert Graves" features photo galleries, a chat room, biographical information and a filmography.

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Bibliography

Works by John Galsworthy


Galsworthy, John. The Forsyte Saga. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Many of John Galsworthy's other works -- including plays, essays and novels -- are available in bookstores and libraries. See the Galsworthy Biography for a listing of titles.

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About John Galsworthy


Barker, Dudley. The Man of Principle: a Biography of John Galsworthy. New York, NY: Stein & Day Publishers, 1969.

Gindin, James Jack. The English Climate: An Excursion into a Biography of John Galsworthy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1979.

Marrot, H. V., Life & Letters of John Galsworthy. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936.

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Victorian England


Hart-Davis, Adam. What the Victorians Did For Us. London: Headline Book Publishing Ltd, 2003.

Mitchell, Sally. Daily Life in Victorian England. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 1996.

Porter, Roy. London, A Social History. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Thomson, John. Victorian London Street Life in Historic Photographs. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 1994.

Wilson, Laura. Daily Life in a Victorian House. Indianapolis, Indiana: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

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Edwardian England


Long, Helen C. The Edwardian House: the Middle-Class Home in Britain, 1880-1914. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993.

Powell, David. The Edwardian Crisis: Britain 1901-1914. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Short, Brian. Land and Society in Edwardian Britain. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Thompson, Paul B. Edwardians: The Remaking of British Society. Chicago, Illinois: Academy Chicago Publisher, 1985.


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