- Category : Writer
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (12)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
British writer, a novelist, dramatist and playwright who was one of the most important writers of his time. He was most noted for his series of novels about the Forsyte family from 1906-1928. The son of a wealthy lawyer and businessman, he was educated at Oxford and called to the bar in 1890.
Traveling extensively, he did not begin writing until encouraged by Ada Galsworthy, his cousin's wife, with whom he had an affair until their marriage. His first story collection "From the Four Winds" was released in 1897 and he published four unsuccessful books under the pseudonym John Sinjohn.
His most famous novel, "The Man of Property" opened the Forsyte novel series. The film version by the BBC became a worldwide hit in 1968. Galsworthy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1929 and the Nobel Prize in 1932.
His one marriage was to Ada in 1905. He died on 1/31/1933, London.