Fun Facts Friday: John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (14 August, 1867 – 31 January, 1933) was an English novelist and playwright, as well as the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature winner.

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  1. Mr. Galsworthy was born in Surrey, England to a prosperous and established family.
  2. The property of the author’s family was so big, that it has three schools on it.
  3. He studied law on Oxford, and admitted to bar in 1890, however he left the profession to be able to write.
  4. Mr. Galsworthy’s literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian eras.
  5. The author was an outspoken social activist, speaking out on behalf of the women’s suffrage movement, prison reform and animal rights, as well as against censorship.
  6. Mr. Galsworthy supported Britain’s entering World War I to protect Belgium.
  7. During the war, the author worked in a French hospital as an orderly.
  8. Mr. Galsworthy is best known for this Forsyte Saga, which criticize the upper middle class.
  9. He was elected as the first president of the PEN International literary club, which was also the recipient of the Nobel Prize money.
  10. The author turned down a knighthood saying that a writer’s reward comes from writing.

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