A Modern Comedy

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From this Nobel Prize winning author John Galswrothy, A Modern Comedy is the second installment of the Forsyte Saga. A Modern Comedy continues the stories of eponymous family and connected lives. John Galsworthy (1867–1933) 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. A Modern Comedy, comprising of three novels and two interludes. The White Monkey: Fleur marries Michael Mont and plays the role of society wife though is ultimately dissatisfied and unfulfilled and her attempts to find happiness lead to trouble. The Silver Spoon follows the battle between Fleur and socialite Marjorie Ferrar. Swan Song: Fleur and Jon meet again after seven years apart and their passion is reignited. Meanwhile, disaster strikes as Soames tries to save his beloved paintings from a fire. First Book: Following her marriage to Michael Mont, Fleur Forsyte throws herself into the Roaring 20s with the rest of London and takes life as it comes. But her marriage is haunted by the ghost of a past love affair, and however vibrant Fleur appears, those closest to her sense her unhappiness. Michael, devoted to Fleur but not blind to her faults, is determined to stand by her through anything. Will their marriage last, and just how much can Michael forgive? Second Book: Fleur and Michael Mont entertain the glittering society characters of the day in their new, elegant, and fashionable house. As always, Fleur’s father—Soames Forsyte—is constantly by the side of his daughter, spoiling and watching over her. But London after the war is a place of carefree attitudes that are alarming and baffling to old Soames. Just when he thinks he is protecting his daughter, he finds himself triggering a major social scandal. Third Book: After years living in America with his mother, Jon Forsyte is excited to be home and eager to show off his roots to his new bride. When Fleur Forsyte, now Fleur Mont—Jon’s first love—hears of his arrival, she doesn’t know what to feel. She is now married too, and while Jon and Fleur try to interact as friends, their strong feelings for one another are not easily contained. When their passion is rekindled, no one can halt the devastating events that follow.

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