The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy

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The dark flower of thwarted passion lies at the heart of John Galsworthy’s compelling masterpiece. The Dark Flower tells of thirty troubled years in the life and loves of Mark Lennan. It was first published in 1913, portraying a world unwittingly at the end of an era. The wider social and political upheavals of the early twentieth century are intertwined with Lennan’s personal travails. In the first dozen pages, Galsworthy establishes his mastery of narrative and draws the reader into a plot which takes on a momentum of its own. It is hard to think of another novelist who explores a lover’s heart so poignantly and sustainedly.

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John Galsworthy was born on August 14, 1867, in Surrey and came from an established, wealthy family. Called to the Bar in 1890, he soon decided to abandon law and turn to writing. THE FORSYTE SAGA is his most celebrated work, but he was also a successful dramatist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. In 1891 Galsworthy met his cousin's wife Ada Nemesis Pearson and they embarked on a scandalous affair, eventually marrying after Ada's divorce in 1905. John Galsworthy died on January 31, 1933.
Published July 1, 2004 by 326 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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