Facts about John Galsworthy

Galsworthy (1867-1933)
  • John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright, born at Coombe. 
  • Galsworthy was educated at Harrow and at Oxford and in 1890 was called to the bar. 
  • Between 1897 and 1901 Galsworthy published four books under the pseudonym John Sinjohn. The first novel published under his own name came out in 1904.
  • In 1906 Galsworthy published The Man of Property, the first part of what was to become The Forsyte Saga
  • In this year too his first play, The Silver Box, was produced. 
  • Three books, Fine Tales, In Chancery, and To Let, completed the Forsyte Saga proper, although Galsworthy later wrote three novels, published together as A Modern Comedy, that continued the series.
  •  Galsworthy was offered, but refused, a Knight hood after World War I. He later accepted the Order of Merit. 
  • Other notable plays of Galsworthy's are Strife, Justice, and Escape. He was given the Nobel prize for literature in 1932.