Title

John Galsworthy’s compassion: All beings great and small

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Springer

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

40555

Comments

Durey, J. F. (2021). John Galsworthy’s compassion: All beings great and small. Springer Nature.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87436-0

Abstract

This book discusses John Galsworthy’s compassion for people and animals, in his fiction, non-fiction and drama. Initial chapters explore compassion in The Forsyte Saga and The Modern Comedy, and his parents’ influence. Other chapters examine his works helping prison reform, men and children disabled during the First World War, and people whose relatives were interned as war-time alien enemies. Two chapters focus on slum clearance and labour unrest during the twentieth century’s first three decades. Another two concentrate on animal welfare and vivisection. The final chapter attempts to appraise Galsworthy as a writer by looking at what commentators past and present have said, and at what constitutes literature.

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-87436-0

Access Rights

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Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

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