In Chancery: Book Two of The Forsyte Saga

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Sir Galsworthy

Narrated By: David Case

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2006

Duration: 11 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

In Chancery is the second novel in John Galsworthy's epic Forsyte Saga, a brilliant social satire about an upper-class family. After suffering the death of her lover and abuse from her husband Soames, Irene Forsyte has finally left her marriage for good. Though disgraced by her affair, she forms a bond with young Joylon, another Forsyte who had been disinherited after divorcing his wife to marry a penniless governess, now dead. Drawn together in sympathy, they soon fall in love, much to the horror of Soames Forsyte.

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  • Daniel Lowenstein

    This is the second novel in the Forsyte Chronicle, which should be read in order. Galsworthy's characters are subtly drawn, there is plenty of irony but not cycicism, and there is enough plot to hold one's interest. For a portrayal of upper middle class life in England around the turn of the twentieth century, Galsworthy is hard to beat. The books are read superbly.