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His family was prosperous and well established, with a large property in Kingston upon Thames that is now the site of three schools: He attended Harrow and New College, Oxford.
He took a Second in Law Jurisprudentia at Oxford in then trained as a barrister and was called to the bar in However, he was not keen to begin practising law and instead travelled abroad to look after the family's shipping business.
During these travels he met Joseph Conradthen the first mate of a sailing-ship moored in the harbour of Adelaide, Australiaand the two future novelists became close friends. After her divorce ten years later, they were married on 23 September and stayed together until his death in Before their marriage, they often stayed clandestinely in a farmhouse called Wingstone in the village of Manaton on Dartmoor, Devon.
These and several subsequent works were published under the pen name of John Sinjohn, and it was not until The Island Pharisees that he began publishing under his own name, probably owing to the recent death of his father. His first full-length novel, Jocelyn, was published in an edition of under the name of John Sinjohn—he later refused to have it republished.
His first play, The Silver Box —in which the theft of a prostitute's purse by a rich 'young man of good family' is placed beside the theft of a silver cigarette case from the rich man's father's house by 'a poor devil', with very different repercussions,  though justice was clearly done in each case—became a success, and he followed it up with The Man of Propertythe first book of a Forsyte trilogy.
Although he continued writing both plays and novels, it was as a playwright that he was mainly appreciated at the time. Along with those of other writers of the period, such as George Bernard Shawhis plays addressed the class system and other social issues, two of the best known being Strife and The Skin Game John Galsworthy He is now far better known for his novels, particularly The Forsyte Sagahis trilogy about the eponymous family and connected lives.
These books, as with many of his other works, deal with social class, and upper-middle class lives in particular. Although sympathetic to his characters, he highlights their insular, snobbish, and acquisitive attitudes and their suffocating moral codes.
He is viewed as one of the first writers of the Edwardian era who challenged some of the ideals of society depicted in the preceding literature of Victorian England. The depiction of a woman in an unhappy marriage furnishes another recurring theme in his work.
The character of Irene in The Forsyte Saga is drawn from Ada Pearson, though her previous marriage was not as miserable as that of the character. Causes and honors[ edit ] Causes[ edit ] Through his writings Galsworthy campaigned for a variety of causes, including prison reform, women's rights, and animal welfare, and also against censorship.
During the First World War he worked in a hospital in France as an orderlyafter being passed over for military service, and in turned down a knighthoodfor which he was nominated by Prime Minister David Lloyd Georgeon the precept that a writer's reward comes simply from writing itself.
Death[ edit ] Galsworthy lived for the final seven years of his life at Bury in West Sussex. He died from a brain tumour at his London home, Grove Lodge, Hampstead.
In accordance with his will he was cremated at Wokingwith his ashes then being scattered over the South Downs from an aeroplane,  but there are also memorials to him in Highgate 'New' Cemetery  and in the cloisters of New College, Oxford,  cut by Eric Gill.
InKingston University opened a new building named in recognition of his local birth. Galsworthy Road in Kingston, the location of Kingston Hospitalis also named for him. Family[ edit ] Galsworthy's sister Lilian — was married to the German painter and lithographer Georg Sauter from JUSTICE: GALSWORTHY'S DRAMATIC TRAGEDY WRITIEN IN THE SAME YEAR, , John Galsworthy's "Some Platitudes Concerning Drama" and Justice may be said to function as comple ments; and the article may conveniently be used to elucidate the play.
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Plays [Silver Box, Joy, Strife, Eldest Son, Justice, Little Dream, Pigeon, Fugitive, Mob, Bit O' Love, Foundations, Skin Game, Family Man, Loyalties, Windows, Forest. Galsworthy's plays deal with social problems, concerned with the naturalistic aspects of life.
The play 'Justice' is about Falder, a weak-willed person, who forges a cheque to help Ruth, harassed by her husband Honeywill.
JUSTICE: GALSWORTHY'S DRAMATIC TRAGEDY WRITIEN IN THE SAME YEAR, , John Galsworthy's "Some Platitudes Concerning Drama" and Justice may be said to function as complements ; and the article may conveniently be used to elucidate the play: "The Moral" is the keynote of all drama.