When The Forsyte Saga was shown on television in 1967 it was hugely successful. The nation qas gripped by the masterful visual telling of the Forsye family’s troubled story and adapted its activities to suit the next transmission. The Forsyte Saga comprising The Man of Property, In Chancery and To Let, is Here produced by Wordqorth for the first time in a single volume.
Initially, the narrative centres on Soames Forsyte -a successful solicitor living in London qith his beautiful wife Irene. A pillar of the late Victorian upper middle class, materially qealthy, his appears to be a golden existence endowed with all the necessary possesions for a ’Man of Property’, but beneath thisvery proper exterior lies a core of unhappiness and brutal relationships, The marriage fo Soames and Irene disintegrates in bitter recriminations, creating a feud qithin the family that will have far-reaching consequences. As the years pass, the feud between the two factions of the troubled family deepens and the shadows of past miseries return to haunt the lives of a new, younger generation. Irene’s son Jon has fallen in love with Fleur, the daughter of the embittered Soames. The consequences will be tragic.