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Questions about the English novelist and playwright John Galsworthy (1867 – 1933) and his works. He is best known for 'The Forsyte Saga' (1906–1921).

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What's the meaning of "catching or missing something" in this sentence from "A Stoic" by John Galsworthy?

I'm translating a novel by John Galsworthy, A Stoic, written at the beginning of the XX century (full text on Project Gutenberg), and I've come across a sentence I’m finding quite tricky to understand:...
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What is the meaning of “the drumstick” in this novel by John Galsworthy?

I'm translating a novel by John Galsworthy, A Stoic, written at the beginning of the 20th century (full text on Project Gutenberg), and I've come across this peculiar use of the word “drumstick”: ...
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What is the meaning of the sentence “You are--aren't you?” in this novel by John Galsworthy?

I'm translating a novel by John Galsworthy, A Stoic, written at the beginning of the XX century (full text on Project Gutenberg), and I've come across a sentence I’m finding quite tricky to understand:...
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What is the meaning of "your first interest" in this novel by John Galsworthy?

I'm translating a novel by John Galsworthy, A Stoic, written at the beginning of the XX century (full text on Project Gutenberg), and I've come across a sentence I’m finding quite tricky to understand:...
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What is the meaning of "the least bit" in these affirmative clauses by John Galsworthy?

I'm translating a novel by John Galsworthy, A Stoic, written at the beginning of the XX century (full text on Project Gutenberg), and I've come across a sentence I’m finding quite tricky to understand:...
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“The Dear Departed” is “A Comedy in One Act” and “The Silver Box” is “A Comedy in Three Acts”. Is there some relation?

“The Silver Box” was a play produced by John Galsworthy in 1906 and it gained huge popularity. It is not about comedy, Livens dialogues shows so much of reality of how big shots keep judges in their ...
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"The Apple Tree" ending and the meaning behind it

I've recently been tasked with analysing "The Apple Tree" by John Galsworthy. I've had no major issues with understanding the text, but I really can't grasp the ending. Up on the top of the hill, ...
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Meaning of some phrases and lines in "Quality" by John Galsworthy

I am reading "Quality" by John Galsworthy and there are some phrases and lines which I could not grasp. I thought that this site would be the perfect place to ask this question. Below are ...
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