from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Galsworthy, John 1867-1933. British writer. Author of The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and many other Forsyte stories, he won the 1932 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • n. English novelist (1867-1933)


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  • (See for instance the conversation about slum-clearance in Galsworthy’s Swan Song, where the rentier’s cherished belief that the slum-dweller makes the slum, and not vice versa, is put into the mouth of a philanthropic Jew.)

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • As a novelist Galsworthy is chiefly known for his roman fleuve, The Forsyte Saga.

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  • John Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize and his editions were worth thousands a while ago.

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  • Hall and Galsworthy, inspired by a favored phrase of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, gave their still was the first to be launched in London in nearly 200 years.

    An Adventurous Spirit

  • The drinks business had led them from England to the East Coast of America, where Mr. Galsworthy was working in the export department of U.K. brewer Fuller Smith & Turner PLC in New York and Mr. Hall held a job with Diageo PLC's strategy department in Philadelphia.

    An Adventurous Spirit

  • "There were so many things about the microdistilling culture in America that were great," says the 35-year-old Mr. Galsworthy.

    An Adventurous Spirit

  • The story goes back to 2002, when, in a Lower Manhattan coffee bar, childhood friends Stamford Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall found themselves thinking of home.

    An Adventurous Spirit

  • Definitely worth a read for those who appreciate John Galsworthy, William Dean Howells, Balzac and other plot-and-character realists.

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  • He remembered the thrill that was his, a callow youth of fifteen, when, in Tempas Butte, through lack of a fourth man, Tom Galsworthy, the gambler, had said, "Get in, Kid; take a hand."

    Chapter II

  • "You notice how there's no burn," says Galsworthy.

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