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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

August 14th, 2002

In 1867, English novelist John Galsworthy (The Forsyte Saga, 1906-21) is born in Coombe, Surrey. He will win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932.

John Galsworthy, b. August 14, 1867, d. 1933

Galsworthy was among the first writers of the Edwardian period to challenge the values of the preceding Victorian age. Known and esteemed during his lifetime as a playwright, he is now remembered for a series of novels depicting the extended affairs of the Forsyte family, reanimated in 1967 by film and television.

Suggested Reading Novels The Forsyte Saga , 1906-1921: The Man of Property, 1906. (Interlude) Indian Summer of a Forsyte, 1918. In Chancery, 1920. (Interlude) Awakening, 1920. To Let, 1921. Forsyte sequels A Modern Comedy, 1924-28: The White Monkey, 1924. (Interlude) A Silent Wooing, 1927. The Silver Spoon, 1926. (Interlude) Passers By, 1927. Swan Song, 1928. End of the Chapter, 1931-33: Maid in Waiting, 1931. Flowering Wilderness, 1932. One More River, 1933.

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