Books: Saga Done

Two FORSYTE INTERLUDES ($.50); SWAN SONG ($2.50)—John Galsworthy—Scribners.

Though descendants of the Forsytes "may make up fresh adventure for the morrow" (their creator is 61), the Forsyte saga is done. Done because the cycle of old Soames Forsyte's life is complete, and his daughter Fleur, the only descendant that bred true to Forsyte pride and cynical acquisitiveness, has worried her fate to tragic anticlimax. In The White Monkey fate (and Soames) wrenched her from the love of her cousin Jon; in The Silver Spoon fate (and Soames) taught her to snatch what she...

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