John Galsworthy was born at Kingston Hill in Surrey, England. He was educated at Harrow and studied law at New College, Oxford. He travelled widely looking after family's shipping business and at the age of twenty-eight began to write.
*From the Four Winds* a collection of short stories, was Galsworthy's first published work in 1897. His first stories were published under the pseudonym John Sinjohn. It would not be until *The Island Pharisees* (1904) that he would begin publishing under his own name, probably owing to the death of his father.
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Galsworthy was a dramatist of considerable technical skill. His first play, The Silver Box (1906), became a success, and he followed it up with The Man of Property (1906), the first in the Forsyte trilogy. His plays addressed the class system and social issues, two of the best known being Strife (1909) and The Skin Game (1920). His most famous play, led to a prison reform in England.he Apple-Tree (1917) is one of the most popular long short stories written by John Galsworthy.
Text Analysis The Apple-Tree By John Galsworthy
In the novel «The apple-tree» the author tells us about two young guys, Frank Ashurst and Robert Garton, who after their last year together at college were on a tramp.
As their journey was too long and Ashurst*s football knee had given out, they decided to find some place to put up, but there were no people and farms round them.
While they were sitting near the river and taking rest, a young girl – the maiden, rural ninny was passing through the forest and invited them to her farm.
Her image has stuck in the Ashurst*s mind so deep, that even when he took a rest on her farm, she still was in his memory.
For the first sight we will not be able to find out some extraordinary problem or main line of this novel, but we all know that the most difficult things are the easiest to be founded and...
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