Popular American writer John Galsworthy was born in
1853. He attended a big school because his father wanted
John to be a lawyer. So John went to the Oxford University.
But some time later he told his father about his wish to become
a writer. His favourite writer was Turgenev and also he liked
all books by Tolstoy. His literally career began at the age of
seventeen while he studied at the Oxford University. His works
established him as one of American's leading author. John
Galsworthy wrote some scientific books and articles as "All
about writer" 1908, "Thinking about art" 1911, "The art and
the war" 1915. All of them are about art in our life.
"The Forsyte Saga" was published in 1922 in May. It is
the most famous work by John Galsworthy. From this novel
we get to know about the Forsyte family. The main character
is Miss Forsyte. When she was a little girl her mother died
and her father had run away with foreign girl. The Forsyte
family wasn't very friendly but they tried to help each other
"The Forsyte Saga" was the best work by John Galsworthy.
"It was the happiest day in my life", said John to his friensd
some time later. But it was very difficult for him to write
this novel because he was from "Forsyte" family. "Old Jolyon",
for example, was his father.
1. Was John Galsworthy popular American or English
2. What university did he attend?
3. What was John's favourite writer?
4. What is the most famous work by John Galsworthy?
5. Why it was difficult for him to write this novel?
to attend — посещать
lawyer — адвокат
career — карьера